Latest Public Health England data shows the four Chesterfield neighbourhoods with almost no Covid-19 cases

Most recent Government health data has revealed the four areas across Chesterfield which are nearly free of coronavirus.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 7:26 am

Public Health England figures for the seven days to February 24, based on positive Covid-19 tests in hospitals and in the community, has revealed four neighbourhoods in Chesterfield with less than three new positive virus cases in the latest recording period.

The four wards which are reported to have nearly zero new coronavirus infections are Dronfield Town and Unstone, Wingerworth and Holymoorside, Brookside and Walton and Arkwright Town and Temple Normanton.

Positive virus cases were so low in the neighbourhoods that the Government suppresses data for the area’s rolling rate of infections in order to protect the identity of individuals.

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There are four areas of Chesterfield which have almost no coronavirus cases, according to the latest Public Health England data.

Just outside Chesterfield, the Darley Dale and Stanton ward and the Ambergate, Heage and Idridgehay neighbourhood both also recorded fewer than three positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending February 24.

Coronavirus cases continue to fall across Chesterfield – with infections falling by 35.8% in the most recent period and 120 more residents contracting the virus.

Despite the number of positive cases decreasing, the town’s rate of infection is considerably higher than the current UK average, with around 114.4 new infections per 100,000 people.

North East Derbyshire recorded 82 new Covid-19 cases in the week to February 24 – down by 74 from the previous seven day period and a reduction of 47.4% overall.

The district’s rate of infection is lower than Chesterfield’s at 80.8, just below the average rolling rate across the UK.

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