Doncaster's Covid-19 infection rate has risen, according to latest figures

The number of Covid-19 infection rates in Doncaster has risen, according to latest NHS figures.

By Darren Burke
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 11:28 am

Wednesday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for every local authority in England showed that in Doncaster, the current rate is 207.8 cases per 100,000 people.

That’s 648 infections, up from the previous period when the figure was 189.8, a total of 592 cases.

The figures, for the seven days to December 19, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

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Coronavirus infection rates have risen in Doncaster.

Data for the most recent four days (December 20-23) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Of the 315 local areas in England, 282 have seen a rise, 30 have seen a fall and three are unchanged.

Thurrock in Essex continues to have the highest rate in England, with 2,253 new cases recorded in the seven days to December 19.