Nine areas of Chesterfield recorded an increase in Covid-19 infections in the week after children returned to school.

The nine Chesterfield neighbourhoods where Covid cases have surged after school return

Nine areas of Chesterfield recorded an increase in Covid-19 infections in the week after children returned to school from the summer holiday.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 2:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 3:12 pm

Across England, infection rates have increased since children returned to school.

Official figures from the UK Government show infection rates increased by 13 per cent between 31 August and 7 September, with positive infection rates per 100,000 people starting at 304.1 and then rising to 342.7.

According to the data, more than 4,000 neighbourhoods, or 60 per cent, across England saw a rise in infection rates between the seven days ending 31 August and the seven days ending 7 September, covering the time children across the country returned to school.

Just over a third (36 per cent) of neighbourhoods saw a drop in infection rates for the same time period.

Here are the nine areas of Chesterfield which saw an increase:

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