These Leeds areas had the biggest second wave of Covid infections in the city

The Covid-19 infection rate in Leeds is now showing an encouraging downward trend.

Sunday, 29th November 2020, 11:45 am
A person is tested at a site in Leeds (Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

There were 266.3 new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, down from 419.6 the previous week. The council hopes the city can move down to Tier 2 measures when tiers are reviewed on December 16.

Government figures have tracked which Leeds areas were worst hit with Covid cases during the second wave of the virus. The data has tracked the infection rate in every Middle Super Output Area of Leeds - a geographic measurement of around 7,200 people - from the start of the pandemic.

Tests were rolled out to every person with symptoms on May 18, but cases remained low across Leeds until the beginning of September, when infection rates began to climb. These are the 15 Leeds neighbourhoods which recorded the highest infection rates in the city during the second wave of the virus. All images are for illustrative purposes.

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Hyde Park recorded an infection rate of 4,287.2 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7 - the highest rate ever recorded in the city
Hyde Park Corner and Woodhouse Cliff recorded an infection rate of 3,951.6 new cases per 100,000 people on October 7
University and Little Woodhouse recorded an infection rate of 3,653.6 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7
Headingley recorded an infection rate of 2069.5 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7
Leeds City Centre recorded an infection rate of 1934.3 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7
Woodhouse and Little London recorded an infection rate of 1690.1 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to September 30
Pudsey South East recorded an infection rate of 1,081.5 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to November 11
Burley recorded an infection rate of 1,039.2 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7
Morley North and Gildersome East recorded an infection rate of 917.3 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to November 11
Tingley West and West Ardsley recorded an infection rate of 909.4 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to November 4
Far Headingley and Weetwood recorded an infection rate of 903.6 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7
Garforth West recorded an infection rate of 902.3 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to September 30
Leeds Dock, Hunslet and Stourton recorded an infection rate of 831.9 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 7
Calverley and Farsley North recorded an infection rate of 809.1 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to October 28
Cross Gates East and Manston recorded an infection rate of 808.1 new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to November 4