Latest coronavirus rates in Doncaster with two areas in South Yorkshire above 400

The coronavirus infection rate is falling across South Yorkshire, the latest figures show, with the number of new cases dropping sharply in Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham.

By Robert Cumber
Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:15 am
The coronavirus infection rate is now falling in every part of South Yorkshire
The coronavirus infection rate is now falling in every part of South Yorkshire

Another 1,920 people across Sheffield tested positive for Covid-19 during the seven days to November 11 – the latest date for which reliable data is available – giving a weekly infection rate of 328.3 new cases per 100,000 people.

That’s down from a rate of 381.8 during the week ending on November 5, the day the new national lockdown came into force, and 410.8 in the week before that.

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In Doncaster, 1,188 new cases were recorded, giving a weekly rate of 380.9 – down from 479.0 in the week ending on November 5.

In Barnsley, there were another 1,051 confirmed cases, and a weekly rate of 425.8 – down from 496.6 in the seven days to November 5.

And in Rotherham, 1,069 more people tested positive, giving a weekly rate of 402.8 – down from 456.7 in the week ending on November 5.

The weekly infection rate in all four areas remains significantly above the England-wide figure of 264.4 cases per 100,000 people, according to the latest statistics from Public Health England today, Monday, November 16.

England has the highest weekly infection rate in the UK, ahead of Northern Ireland (214.9), Wales (197.3) and Scotland (147).

On Sunday, November 15, it was announced that another 132 people had died in hospitals across England after testing positive for Covid-19, including six in Sheffield, two in Doncaster and Bassetlaw, and five in Barnsley.