WITH the Prime Minister to announce his roadmap out of lockdown this afternoon, we have taken a look at the current state of Covid-19 in Bradford.

Boris Johnson will detail how restriction will be lifted and when in a speech this afternoon.

Some details of the plan have already been confirmed, with schools reopening to all students on March 8, and increased outdoor socialising, including outdoor organised sports and two households or six people meeting outdoors, including in gardens, to be allowed from March 29 - the start of the Easter school holidays.

Infection rate

The current Covid-19 infection rate in Bradford district is 203.4 infections per 100,000 people in the seven days to February 16. This has risen back above 200 after falling for seven consecutive days, but is still way below the January peak of 312. 

This is compared to the national average of 128.3 infections per 100,000 people, and Bradford's rate is also the second highest in Yorkshire, with only Middlesbrough - where Covid is still rampant - posting a higher rate.

Positive tests

On Sunday, 135 people tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of confirmed positive cases of the virus to 43,624.


At Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, there are currently 86 people in hospital with Covid-19, with eight of them on mechanical ventilation beds.

At Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, the figure is 23 patients, with four on a ventilator.


More than 1,000 have died from Covid-19 in the district, one in 500 of Bradford's population. If you had a full house at Valley Parade (25,136), this means that 50 people in that crowd would have died from Covid in the district.


More than a quarter of adults in Bradford have been vaccinated so far, with 94 per cent of over 70s having had at least one dose. You can read the full vaccination details here.