Covid infection rates in Calderdale rise again as restrictions ease

Calderdale’s COVID-19 figures have shown another increase this week as things gradually open up along the route map out of the pandemic.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:28 pm

NHS Digital summary data figures for the seven day period May 2 to May 8, 2021, show 89 nine new cases being logged, a 19 per cent increase on the previous week, giving a case rate of 42.1 per 100,000 people.

In the previous seven day period the rate was 35.0 per 100,000 people.

Triage rates – these are the number of calls from people who think they may have coronavirus to the various NHS lines – were also up by 27 per cent with 116 triages giving a rate of 55 per 100,000 people.

Infection rates in Calderdale have gone up

Calderdale’s Director of Public Health, Debs Harkins, urges people to keep following guidelines including social distancing, to help keep case rates down.

She said on social media: “It’s really important that we keep doing all we can to protect ourselves and each other.”

Government seven day rolling figures for date ending May 5, 2021, show the number of new cases in Calderdale in that period were as follows.

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

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