Otley North and South currently have the highest infection rates in Leeds (Photo left: Gov.uk)

Covid in Leeds: The Leeds areas with the highest infection rates as suburbs see spike in cases

Covid cases are rising rapidly across England and health chiefs are urging those eligible to get their booster jabs as winter approaches.

Monday, 25th October 2021, 11:45 am

The Government has launched a media blitz in recent days encouraging people to get a booster, as well as urging those not yet vaccinated to get jabbed.

In Leeds, there were 3,939 new cases recorded in the seven days to October 19, the latest Government figures available.

That's an infection rate of 493.1 new cases per 100,000 people - up 0.3 per cent from the previous week.

While Leeds city centre currently has the lowest infection rate (97.1), some of the city's suburbs and rural areas have seen a big spike in cases.

Otley's infection rate has risen to more than 1,000 - the highest in the city.

Here we reveal the Leeds neighbourhoods with the highest infection rates in the seven days to October 19. All images are for illustrative purposes only.

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