Calderdale Covid infection rates halved in latest data

COVID-19 case rates have halved in Calderdale over the preceding seven day period.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 10:16 am

NHS Digital seven-day rolling figures for March 28 to April 3, 2021, show a 52 per cent drop in the case rate on the previous seven day period.

The case rate was 51.5 per 100,000 people (109 cases), compared to the rate of 106.4 per 100,000 in the previous equivalent period.

Triages – the number of calls from people who think they may have coronavirus to the various NHS lines – were also down 18 per cent with 89, giving a rate of 42 per 100,000 people.

Infection rates in Calderdale have come down
Infection rates in Calderdale have come down

Calderdale’s Director of Public Health, Debs Harkins, has welcomed the drop and encouraged people to stick to measures including social distancing to help keep the rate down.

She has tweeted on social media: “Let’s keep up the good work and remember to do the three big things: limit mixing, wear a mask and self-isolate if advised to.”

The Government’s figures show the number of new positive cases in each area in Calderdale for the seven days to March 31 were as follows.

Todmorden West and Cornholme, 5; Todmorden East and Walsden, fewer than 3; Hebden Bridge, fewer than 3; Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, fewer than 3; Ripponden, Rishworth and Barkisland, fewer than 3; Greetland and Stainland, 7; Elland, 9; Rastrick West, 5; Rastrick East, 5; Brighouse, 10; Clifton and Bailiff Bridge, 10; Hipperholme, 16; Northowram and Shelf, 6; Central Halifax and Boothtown, 5; Sowerby Bridge, 4; Sowerby and Luddenden Foot, fewer than 3; Norton Tower and Mount Tabor, 8; Savile Park, fewer than 3; Skircoat Green, 3; Southowram and Siddal, 3; Pellon East, 6; Pellon West and Highroad Well, fewer than 3; King Cross, 5; Wheatley and Ovenden West, 6; Ovenden East, 6; Mixenden, 6; and Illingworth and Ogden, 4.

The Government figures by local area are classed as Middle Super Output Areas – each has an average population of around 7,200.