The 10 areas of Derbyshire with the highest Covid infection rates

The 10 areas of Derbyshire with the highest Covid-19 infection rates have been revealed in a new report by council leaders.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 7:22 am
The areas of Derbyshire with the highest Covid-19 infection rates have been revealed. Image: Pixabay

Derbyshire County Council’s Weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report records the rates for each area over the period of February 13 to February 19.

Ahead of the easing of lockdown – beginning with reopening of schools to all pupils on Monday, March 8 – public health officials are urging people to continue following the rules.

Dean Wallace, Derbyshire’s director of public health, said: “Following Government rules and guidelines is making a real difference and it’s so important we all carry on doing all we can.

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Hallam Fields and Greenwood Avenue, Erewash, recorded an infection rate of 391.9 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only.

“That means abiding by the national lockdown and following the basics that we are more than familiar with now – hands, face, space.

“I’d also encourage people to go and get tested at the community testing facilities that are now open around the county so that people who have the virus but are not showing any symptoms can isolate if they test positive, and help to stop the spread."

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Willington North, Findern and Stenson Fields recorded an infection rate of 331 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Long Eaton South recorded an infection rate of 319.5 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Killamarsh recorded an infection rate of 315.8 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Brimington South and Tapton recorded an infection rate of 307.3 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only.
New Mills and Hayfield recorded an infection rate of 298 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Shipley recorded an infection rate of 286.1 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only
Cotmanhay recorded an infection rate of 265 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only
Langwith, Shirebrook South and Pleasley recorded an infection rate of 256.3 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only
South Normanton West recorded an infection rate of 241.3 per 100,000 during the period of February 13 to 19, according to figures by Derbyshire County Council in its weekly Covid-19 Surveillance Report. Image for illustrative purposes only