Covid rates are rising in most Leeds areas.Covid rates are rising in most Leeds areas.
Covid rates are rising in most Leeds areas.

Covid in Leeds: These are the Leeds areas with the highest infection rates as July 19 'Freedom Day' edges closer

Boris Johnson has said it is “highly probable” that the worst of the pandemic is over provided people are careful when restrictions lift in England on Monday.

But infection rates in most Leeds areas are rising rapidly.

The latest Covid infection rate across the whole city is 564.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In a speech in Coventry, the Prime Minister said: “I wish I could say that this pandemic that we have been going through is over and I wish I could say that from Monday we could simply throw caution to the winds and behave exactly as we did before we’d ever heard of Covid.

“But what I can say is that if we are careful and if we continue to respect this disease and its continuing menace then it is highly probable – almost all the scientists are agreed on this – the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

“There are difficult days and weeks ahead as we deal with the current wave of the Delta variant and there will be sadly more hospitalisation and more deaths but with every day that goes by we build higher the wall of vaccine acquired immunity.”

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