Calderdale COVID-19 rate creeps over 100 per 100,000

The COVID-19 case rate has nudged over 100 per 100,000 people after dropping below it in the previous seven-day comparable period.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:30 pm
The COVID-19 rate has crept back over the 100 cases per 100,000 of people rate in Calderdale

NHS Digital figures for March 7 to March 13 show a 16 per cent increase in cases with 214 new ones, giving a case rate of 101.2 per 100,000 people, up from last week’s 86.1 per 100,000.

The triage rate – the number of calls from people who think they may have coronavirus to the various NHS lines – has also increased by 27 per cent with 108 calls, giving a rate of 51 per 100,000.

Calderdale Council has tweeted “it’s more important than ever that we do all that we can to stop the spread” by staying at home and avoiding contact, wearing a face covering unless you are medically exempt, and self-isolating if you test positive or are a contact.

The Government’s figures show the number of new positive cases in each area in Calderdale for the seven days to March 3 were as follows.

Todmorden West and Cornholme, 9; Todmorden East and Walsden, 5; Hebden Bridge, fewer than 3; Mytholmroyd and Cragg Vale, fewer than 3; Ripponden, Rishworth and Barkisland, 8; Greetland and Stainland, 10; Elland, 12; Rastrick West, 7; Rastrick East, fewer than 3; Brighouse, 3; Clifton and Bailiff Bridge, 4; Hipperholme, fewer than 3; Northowram and Shelf, 10; Central Halifax and Boothtown, 9; Sowerby Bridge, 6; Sowerby and Luddenden Foot, 6; Norton Tower and Mount Tabor, 6; Savile Park, 4; Skircoat Green, 11; Southowram and Siddal, 15; Pellon East, 4; Pellon West and Highroad Well, 12; King Cross, 8; Wheatley and Ovenden West, 21; Ovenden East, 12; Mixenden, 4; and Illingworth and Ogden, 12.

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

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