THESE are the five areas in the Bradford district with the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates.

The figures from Government reveal the areas with the worst number of infections per 100,000 people according to the most recent reliable figures, in the seven days to December 30.

Broken down by Middle Super Output Area, a hyperlocal method of measuring figures by areas with a popluation of 7,200 people, it reveals the areas where Covid is spreading the most and least in the district.

Bradford currently has the lowest Covid-19 infection rate in West Yorkshire, with 207.7 infections per 100,000 people.

It is better than Kirklees with 210.1, Calderdale on 224.2, Wakefield on 242.3 and Leeds on 253.5. It is also significantly lower than the neighbouring Craven in North Yorkshire, where the rate is 280.

The area with the worst infection rate in Bradford is only slightly above the national average in the UK which stands at 410.3 currently, and way below the England average of 518.5.

England's average infection rate has exploded in recent weeks as cases rose dramatically in London, the South East and the East of England, which has spread to the rest of the coutnry resulting in a third national lockdown being announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night.

The areas with the WORST infection rates in Bradford are:

  1. Baildon North - 412.3 infections per 100,000 people
  2. Allerton - 407.8
  3. Chellow Heights - 382.1
  4. Cullingworth & Denholme - 354
  5. Menston & Burley Moor - 351.5


The areas with the BEST infection rates are: 

  1. Bowling Park - 66
  2. Burley-in-Wharfedale - 68.2
  3. Holme Wood - 85.2
  4. Crossflatts & Eldwick - 98.1
  5. Shearbridge & University - 99.3


These figures in Bradford are dwarfed by the current rates in rural areas around Skipton, where in Grassington, Upper Wharfedale & Gargrave the figure is currently 671.8 infections per 100,000 people, and in Skipton North & Barden Fell where it is 415.

If it's not listed here, you can see the infection rate in your area here.