Here are the Leeds areas where Covid cases are rising fastest (Photo: Gov.UK)

The Leeds areas where Covid rates are rising fastest as England records highest ever level of infections

Coronavirus infections remain high across the country.

Saturday, 6th November 2021, 4:45 pm

Infections in England have reached the highest ever level, according to the latest data from the Imperial College London-led REACT coronavirus monitoring programme.

The interim results from swab tests taken at home by more than 67,000 people between October 19 and 29 showed that 1 in 58 were testing positive for the disease, or 1.7 per cent of people.

This is the highest number of infections since the study began in May 2020.

While the results of this study do not reveal infection rates in individual neighbourhoods, the latest Government data does.

There are now 35 neighbourhoods that have an infection rate above 1,000 per 100,000 people, in the seven days to October 29, according to the Government’s Coronavirus dashboard.

In Leeds there have been 3,253 positive cases, this is a rate of 407.2 new cases per 100,000 people.

Here we reveal which neighbourhoods in Leeds saw the biggest rise in case rates in the past week.

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