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Yorkshire’s new Covid hotspot getting worse as cases rise everywhere


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Infection rates across the county continue to rise with Redcar and Cleveland recording the highest in England.

In the seven days to July 16, the area recorded 2,096 new cases – the equivalent of 1,528.3 cases per 100,000 people. In a single day, infection rates have risen by 7.5%.

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Doncaster also continues to see case rates increase and currently has an infection rate of 838.4.

Ryedale is currently the only area in Yorkshire which an infection rate below 300 cases per 100,000 people.

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It comes after experts urge the public to remain cautious and sensible.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: “The past 18 months have been tough on us all. Now restrictions have lifted many of us want to get back to doing what we enjoy most.

“However, we must do so with caution and remain sensible. We are in a wave of infections that has seen an increase of over 40 per cent in the past week, there is still a risk of severe illness for many people.

“We can all reduce the risk by getting both doses of the vaccine, testing ourselves twice a week at home and spending more time outside or in well ventilated rooms. Let’s all remain vigilant.”

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Latest Covid-19 infection rates for Yorkshire

From left to right: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to July 16; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 16; rate of new cases in the seven days to July 9; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 9.

  • Redcar and Cleveland, 1,528.3, (2,096), 761.2, (1,044)

  • Middlesbrough, 1,351.3, (1,905), 842.0, (1,187)

  • Doncaster, 838.4, (2,615), 588.7, (1,836)

  • Barnsley, 795.6, (1,964), 726.3, (1,793)
  • Wakefield, 737.8, (2,570), 631.3, (2,199)
  • Leeds, 649.9, (5,155), 566.1, (4,490)
  • Hull, 636.7, (1654), 336.8, (875)
  • Richmondshire, 636.5, (342), 361.1, (194)
  • Hambleton, 661.6, (606), 433.4, (397)
  • Craven, 654.5, (374), 245.0, (140)
  • Scarborough, 608.7, (662), 297.0, (323)
  • East Riding of Yorkshire, 620.8, (2,118), 354.7, (1,210)
  • Bradford, 604.0, (3,260), 394.8, (2,131)
  • Sheffield, 556.0, (3,252), 355.6, (2,080)
  • Rotherham, 537.3, (1,426), 344.4, (914)
  • Calderdale, 516.9, (1,093), 374.1, (791)
  • York, 504.7, (1,063), 417.3, (879)
  • Harrogate, 498.7, (802), 408.5, (657)
  • Selby, 497.7, (451), 367.5, (333)
  • Kirklees, 437.9, (1,926), 354.3, (1,558)
  • Ryedale, 294.3, (163), 158.9, (88)

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency based on Public Health England data published on July 20 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

The figures, for the seven days to July 16, are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.

Data for the most recent four days (July 17-20) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

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