Leeds news LIVE: Covid case rates on ‘stable’ weekly downward trend across city

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post's live blog on Monday, April 26.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 6:35 am
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 7:08 am

The coronavirus rate in Leeds is following a ‘stable’ weekly downward trend.

The latest coronavirus rate was published on Sunday as being at 45.8 cases per 100,000 people.

This is at a positivity rate of 2.1 per cent.

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People have been out and about in Leeds since shops and outdoor bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen (photo: Gary Longbottom)

The rate had fallen from 46.4 cases per 100,000 people on Saturday.

The rate of weekly cases in over 60s was recorded as 23 with ‘hospitalisations and deaths low’.

It was also recorded that 50 per cent of adults in the city had been vaccinated.

The CEO of Leeds Council Tom Riordan tweets the recorded rates each day.

He pleaded with people to ‘keep distance’ and ‘take vaccine when called’ while enjoying the sun ‘outdoors within rule of six’ as he recorded the rates on Sunday.

The full tweet said: “Leeds daily rates broadly stable on a weekly downward trend: case rate down to 45.8 (from 46.4), positivity 2.1%, 23 over-60s weekly cases & hospitalisations/deaths low.

“50% adults vaccinated.

“Enjoy sun outdoors within rule of 6, plse keep yr distance & take vaccine when called”

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Leeds news LIVE: City’s Covid infection rate still higher than national average as people warned to keep distance

Last updated: Friday, 30 April, 2021, 06:44

City's Covid infection rate still higher than national average as people warned to keep distance

People in Leeds have been urged to keep to social distancing guidelines and the rule of six as the city’s coronavirus infection rate remains above average.

The daily infection rate has remained stable, falling slightly to 43.9 new cases per 100,000 people (from 45.8).

But that’s still significantly higher than the average rate in England, which stands at 24.5.

Leeds City Council’s chief executive Tom Riordan tweeted that 50 per cent of Leeds adults have now been vaccinated, with the over 60s case rate down to 13.

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Sun for Bank Holiday weekend

Leeds is going to begin the May Bank Holiday weekend with some sunny spells throughout Friday.

The sunshine and some cloud will continue into Saturday with highs of 10C throughout the day.

Although there might be some light rain early evening, it will clear by Sunday for another dry day in Leeds.

Sunday and Monday will be predominantly overcast, and it isn’t until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend on Monday that more heavier rain is forecast.

Although it might not be the warmest Bank Holiday, it will be predominantly dry - great news for those planning on being out and about over the weekend.

Forecast in full:

Thursday: Often rather cloudy as showers feed in from the coast, possibly some hail in heavier bursts and wintry over the highest ground. However, there will also be bright or sunny spells in-between. Feeling chilly in the northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Thursday night: Some dry, clear spells but occasional showers will continue to feed in from the coast. A touch of frost likely with any lengthier clearer spells. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Friday: Bright or sunny spells but also showers, locally heavy, and wintry over highest ground. Still feeling chilly, although generally light winds. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Probably cloudier Saturday, especially near the coast, with showers. Sunday, sunny spells and showers. Chilly with overnight frost possible. Monday, rain and strong winds spreading from the west.

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The road has now been cleared

Police statement on the crash:

“Called to RTC at 11:50am Pontefract Lane (outbound carriageway at the roundabout of jct 45) – BMW and lorry – doesn’t appear to be any serious injuries.”

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