The Leeds areas where Covid rates are exploding as cases surge

By Phoebe Fuller

Coronavirus cases are once again rocketing in Leeds, as the city records more than 3,000 new cases in the week to October 5.

With 3,239 new cases of the virus confirmed across Leeds in that time, the city has seen an eight percent increase in cases, putting it in the 'purple' category on the government's coronavirus map.

The interactive map, which shows the cases and the case rates of every city and postcode area in the country, is colour coded from yellow to dark red - with yellow being the lowest case rates and dark red being the highest.

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Much of Leeds is purple, which shows that the city is currently battling a case rate between 400 and 799 per 100,000 people.

And for many areas in Leeds, case rates are creeping towards the highest category - which is shown on the map as 800+ per 100,000 people.

The area with the highest case rate is Kippax East, Micklefield & Allerton Bywater, with a staggering case rate of 1,054.2 per 100,000 people; followed closely by Garforth South, Swillington & Little Preston, with a rate of 967.5.

Below are all the areas in Leeds with a case rate above 600 per 100,000 people, for the week to October 5.

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Collingham, Rigton & Harewood

Total cases: 54

Case rate: 723.9

Aberford, Barwick & Thorner

Total cases: 48

Case rate: 749.2

Kippax East, Micklefield & Allerton Bywater

Total cases: 71

Case rate: 1,045.2

Garforth South, Swillington & Little Preston

Total cases: 66

Case rate: 967.5

Robin Hood, Lofthouse & Middleton Lane

Total cases: 81

Case rate: 800.3

Morley East

Total cases: 55

Case rate: 657.4

Morley North & Gildersome East

Total cases: 55

Case rate: 727.2

Churwell

Total cases: 42

Case rate: 682

Pudsey South West

Total cases: 57

Case rate: 651.3

Bramley East

Total cases: 49

Case rate: 637.4

Adel

Total cases: 40

Case rate: 701.6

Guiseley North & West

Total cases: 46

Case rate: 622.3

Rothwell Outer

Total cases: 57

Case rate: 686

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