Bristol areas are among worst for covid-19 rates in England

bristol areas are among worst for covid 19 rates in england - Bristol areas are among worst for covid-19 rates in England

A spike in coronavirus cases in three South Bristol neighbourhoods has meant they now have some of the worst infection rates in the country.

Withywood (1,290.5), Knowle (1,127.9) and Hartcliffe (1,009.4) are now recording rates like those we saw at the peak of England’s second lockdown back in November.

In comparison, the infection rate in London – where a major incident was declared last week – is currently 1,047.2, but certain areas in the capital are still reporting significantly higher rates such as Barking and Dagenham at 1,631.7.

Other places in England to be reporting covid rates this high include Liverpool (1,087.5) – where several neighbourhoods are reporting rates above 1,500.

The latest government data shows neighbourhoods around south Bristol continue to have the highest infection rates, but cases are rising across the city as a whole.

A total of 2,341 coronavirus infections were recorded in Bristol in the seven days to January 8 and the city’s rate (505.2) has gone up by nearly 35% in the space of a week (376.2) – while getting closer to England’s current rate (654.9)

Below are the neighbourhoods with case rates above 600, listed in descending order:

The areas with the highest number of cases

(The number of actual positive cases of Covid-19 in the seven days up to Friday, January 8 is shown in the list below, with the average case rate in brackets and the increase/decrease from the previous data set)

Bristol:

Withywood 76 (1,290.5)

Knowle West 85 (1,127.9)

Hartcliffe 72 (1,009.4)

Knowle 73 (867.2)

Headley Park 53 (862.6)

Stockwood 90 (852.4)

Highridge 51 (842.4)

Hengrove 75 (828.6)

Knowle Park 60 (732.2)

Speedwell 58 (713.7)

South Gloucestershire:

Cadbury Heath South & North Common 85 (810.4)

Patchway 91 (646.4)

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Bath and North East Somerset:

Keynsham North 52 (811.4)

Pensford, Clutton & Temple Cloud 49 (722.6)

North Somerset:

Weston Clarence 53 (857.9)

Where is the data coming from?

You can see the latest national data on the government’s website.

The map displays weekly data, which are updated everyday.

The data can be viewed by local authority but also by smaller sections called ‘Middle Super Output Areas’.

The map highlights which areas of the nation have three or more confirmed cases of the virus and colour co-coordinates the areas by how many cases they have.

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