Leeds daily Covid infection rate rises after run of falling cases

The daily Covid infection rate in Leeds has risen after a run of falling cases over recent days.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 9:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th February 2021, 9:16 pm

On Thursday, February 4, the Covid infection rate in Leeds was published as 230.7 cases per 100,000 people with a positivity rate of 9.8 per cent.

This is a rise from a rate of 225.8 cases per 100,000 people with a positivity rate of 9.6 per cent which was recorded just the day before on Wednesday, February 3.

The CEO of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan, has said that "whilst one day is not a trend, it does show how we all need to act as though we have the virus".

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Mr Riordan added that this included staying at home unless it is essential to go out and keeping our distance when we do need to leave the house.

The CEO tweeted on Thursday: "After a run of lowering case numbers, the Leeds rate has risen to 230.7 (from 225.8) and positivity has gone up to 9.8% (from 9.6%).

"Whilst one day is not a trend, it does show how we all need to act as though we have the virus, staying in unless essential and keeping our distance."

The rate on Wednesday was down from that on Tuesday when the infection rate was recorded as 231.0 cases per 100,000 people with a positivity rate of 9.8 per cent.

It was also noted on Tuesday that 100,000 Leeds residents had been given the first jab of the vaccine, but that this does not change the stay at home message.

Mr Riordan tweeted on February 2: "Another drop in Leeds case rate to 225.8 (from 231) & positivity to 9.6% (from 9.8%).

"We believe 100,000 Leeds residents have now had the 1st jab of vaccine: thanks to all NHS, council, volunteers helping.

"Even with the vaccine, we need for now to keep our distance and stay at home."

On Monday, February 1, the Covid infection rate was published as being 239.6 cases per 100,000 people which was down on the rate recorded the day before.

On Sunday, January 31, the case rate was published as 251.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The last date that there was a recorded increase in the daily Covid rate in the city was on January 26, so the infection rate had been falling steadily for over a week until Thursday's recorded rise.

Leeds daily case rates summary as recorded by Tom Riordan, CEO of Leeds City Council:

February 4 - 230.7

February 3 - 225.8

February 2 - 231.0

February 1 - 239.6

January 31 - 251.2

January 30 - 262.0

January 29 - 277.6

January 28 - 286.1

January 27 - 293.8

January 26 - 295.7

January 25 - 274.2

January 24 - 277.4

January 23 - 285.3

January 22 - 287.7

January 21 - 285.3

January 20 - 291.2

January 19 - 294.4

January 18 - 318.4

January 17 - 317.2

January 16 - 310.0

January 15 - 322.8