THIS is the area in the Bradford district which has the seventh highest Covid-19 infection rate currently in England.

Keighley Central & East has seen a sudden surge in positive tests, with case numbers shooting up by almost 300 per cent in a week, and now has one of the highest infection rates in the country.

In the seven days to March 14, the infection rate in Keighley Central & East was 462 infections per 100,000 people. This is compared to the average rate in the district which stands at 144.3, and the England average which stands at 58.3.

This figure is the seventh highest in England, out of almost 6,800 areas in the country broken down by Middle Super Output Area, a hyperlocal method of breaking down statistics by areas of around 7,200 people.

The area which has the worst Covid infection rate in the country is Wetherby East & Thorp Arch in Leeds, where the rate currently stands at 754.

It is followed by Southcoates Central & Docks on 714.4 in second, East Bridgford & Aslockton in third on 591.5, Kendray in Barnsley on 503 in fourth, fifth-placed Skegness Town, and Barton upon Humber in Humberside on 462.7 in sixth.

Cases in Keighley Central & East have shot up 292.9 per cent in just seven days, from 14 to 55 in the space of a week. The infection rate has gone up from 117.6 on March 7 to its current level of 462.