Covid rate in Calderdale falls by more than quarter

The COVID-19 case rate in Calderdale has fallen by more than a quarter on the previous seven-day period, NHS Digital figures show.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 11:20 am

Seven day interval figures for April 17 to April 23, 2021, show the borough had a case rate of 24.6 per 100,000 people with 52 cases in that period, a fall of 26 per cent on the previous seven day period.

Triages – the number of calls from people who think they may have coronavirus to the various NHS lines – were also down by a similar amount with 96 triages, a fall of 24 per cent on the previous period, a rate of 45 per 100,000 people.

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

Calderdale’s Director of Public Health, Debs Harkins,

“Let’s keep up the good work and protect ourselves and each other,” she said on Twitter this week.

Government seven day rolling figures for date ending April 21, 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, fewer than 3; Hebden Bridge, 3; 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, 4; Elland, fewer than 3; Rastrick West, fewer than 3; Ratrick East, fewer than 3; Brighouse, fewer than 3; Clifton and Bailiff Bridge, 4; Hipperholme 4; Northowram and Shelf, 6; Central Halifax and Boothtown, fewer than 3; Southowram and Siddal, fewer than 3; Norton Tower and Mount Tabor, fewer than 3; Illingworth and Ogden, fewer than 3; Mixenden, fewer than 3; Wheatley and Ovenden West, fewer than 3; Ovenden East, fewer than 3; Pellon East, fewer than 3; Pellon West and Highroad Well, 3; King Cross, 4; 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.