THESE are the parts of the Bradford district with the best and worst Covid-19 infection rates in the past seven days.

The infection rate reflects how many people in an area are currently infected with the virus, and is a signifier of how much it is spreading locally.

Some areas of the district are doing a great job of controlling infection to rid themselves of Covid-19, while others are still struggling to bring infections down despite being in lockdown for more than two months.

Overall, the district is going backwards in terms of controlling the virus.

The Bradford district's current infection rate is 144.3 infections per 100,000 people in the seven days to March 14, the most up to date official Government figures, a rise from 142.5 the week before.

Bradford's rate is still the highest in West Yorkshire and is way above the UK national average, which currently stands at 59.2 infections per 100,000 people, a marginal fall from a week earlier.

Almost every area in Bradford's infection rate is above the national average, which shows how far the district has to go to get its Covid rates down.

Below are the areas with the highest and lowest Covid-19 infection rates in the district, broken down by Middle Super Output Area, a hyper-local method of measuring statistics by areas with a population of around 7,200 people.

The five areas with the highest Covid infection rates are:

  1.  Keighley Central & East - 462 infections per 100,000 people
  2.  Thornbury - 327.1
  3.  Toller Lane & Infirmary - 258.1
  4.  Girlington - 254.4
  5.  Undercliffe - 247.2


The five areas with the lowest Covid infection rates are:

  1.  Saltaire & Baildon West - 45.3
  2.  Burley-in-Wharfedale - 51.1
  3.  Steeton & Silsden - 60.1
  4.  Crossflatts & Eldwick - 65.4
  5.  Bingley Town - 67.5


Addingham & Ilkley Moor, Baildon North, Ilkley & Ben Rhydding and Menston & Burley Moor all have recordered fewer than three cases in the past week, so their figures are not published to protect the identities of patients.

If your area isn't on the list and you want to check its infection rate, view the full map here.