Covid in Leeds: The Leeds areas where the infection rate has shot to more than 1,000

Leeds has seen a sharp rise in the number of Covid cases in recent weeks.

By Abbey Maclure
Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, 11:51 am

There were 4,958 new cases in the seven days to March 17, the latest available Government figures.

That's an infection rate of 620.7 new cases per 100,000 people, up 50.9 per cent from the previous week.

But infection rates vary across Leeds neighbourhoods and some areas have far higher infection rates.

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There were 4,958 new cases in Leeds in the seven days to March 17 (Photo: Gov.uk)

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These six Leeds neighbourhoods have the highest infection rates in the city at more than 1,000 new cases per 100,000 people.

Wetherby West

There were 81 new cases in Wetherby West in the seven day to March 17.

That's an infection rate of 1,215.7 - up 161.3 per cent from the previous week.

Horsforth West

There were 71 new cases in the Horsforth West neighbourhood.

That's an infection rate of 1,190 new cases per 100,000 people, a rise of 86.8 per cent from the previous week.

Woodlesford and Oulton

Woodlesford and Oulton recorded 86 new cases.

That's an infection rate of 1,140.4 - up 11.7 per cent from the previous week.

Colton, Austhorpe and Whitkirk

There were 59 new cases in Colton, Austhorpe and Whitkirk.

That's an infection rate of 1,099.3, a rise of 40.5 per cent from the previous week.

Chapel Allerton North

Chapel Allerton North recorded 75 new cases.

That's an infection rate of 1,098.7 - up 102.7 per cent from the previous week.

Roundhay Park and Slaid Hill

In Roundhay Park and Slaid Hill, there were 61 new cases.

That's an infection rate of 1,055.5 - 69.4 per cent up from the previous week.

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