COVID-19 rates of positive cases

Rates of COVID-19 infection are continuing to rise in Kirklees – with numbers increasing again across the country.

The latest data shows that in the last seven days 254 per 100,000 people in Kirklees tested positive for COVID-19, compared to last week when it was 193 per 100,000 people. You can view all the data on the online dashboard.

Although Kirklees is no longer currently within the 30 local authorities with the highest rates in the country, the latest data shows there were 1,117 positive COVID-19 cases in the borough over the last seven days with at least one in every ward.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director for Public Health at Kirklees Council, has reminded everyone that continuing to do the basics – such as maintaining social distancing, wearing a face covering where appropriate, good hand hygiene and isolating with symptoms – are crucial in preventing the spread of the virus.

You can view all the data on the online dashboard.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director for Public Health at Kirklees Council said: “Infection rates are still rising at a much faster rate than we have seen before across the country and that’s what we’re experiencing in Kirklees.

“The Government introduced a new Tier system for restrictions this week and I urge everyone to take note of them and follow them. I also want to remind everyone that, as well as following all of the latest Government restrictions and guidance, doing the basics remains absolutely crucial.

“Social distancing from those outside of your household, wearing a face covering, washing your hands regularly and isolating if you have symptoms all significantly reduce your chances of being infected or infecting someone else.

“Over the last seven days, there has been at least four positive cases in every single ward in Kirklees. Wherever you live, you need to do everything you can to protect yourself and others.”

Kirklees is currently within Tier 2 of the new COVID-19 restrictions system introduced on Wednesday 14 October.

This means that in Kirklees you can meet with people from other households outdoors – including private gardens and public places – in groups of up to six.

However, you cannot meet with people from other households indoors – unless they are in your support bubble. This includes in private homes, hospitality settings such as pubs and restaurants and other public indoor places.

Pubs, bars and restaurants can remain open subject to the 10pm curfew already in place.

More information about local restrictions.

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