Chesterfield’s latest COVID infection rate as cases rise in just one Derbyshire area

The Covid-19 infection rate in Chesterfield has fallen, however cases have continued to rise in one nearby Derbyshire area.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 10:21 am

In Chesterfield the infection rate now stands at 284.1 new cases per 100,000 people. This amounts to 298 new cases in the week to November 16 – the latest week for which NHS figures are available.

Data for the most recent four days (November 17-21) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

In the week to November 9, the infection rate was 312.7 new cases per 100,000 people, which meant there were 328 confirmed new cases in the town.

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The case numbers in the Derbyshire Dales rose in the most recent week.

A majority of areas in England (169 out of 315) have seen a rise in case rates.

One of the Derbyshire areas nearby to Chesterfield saw cases rise as part of this trend.

In the Derbyshire Dales the rate rose from 201.9 (146 new cases) in the week to November 9 to 225.4 (163 new cases) in the week to Novemner 16.

In many local authorities in Derbyshire the number of new cases fell.

In the Amber Valley – where it has been rising in recent weeks – it went from 432.3 (554 cases) to 395.9 (506 cases).

In the High Peak the rate fell from 345.3 per 100,000 in the week up to November 9 (320 new cases) to 256.8 in the week to November 16 (238 new cases).

In Bolsover the infection rate fell from 500.2 per 100,000 people (403 new cases) to 330.2 (266 new cases). And in North East Derbyshire the rate fell from 300.6 (305 new cases) in the week to November 9 to 228.7 (238 new cases) in the week to November 13.