THESE are the areas 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 clear rules on social distancing being in place for more than a year.

Overall, the district has seemingly plateaued in terms of controlling the virus.

The Bradford district's current infection rate is 143.4 infections per 100,000 people in the seven days to March 21, the most up to date official Government figures, down just 0.9 from the week before.

Bradford's rate is still the highest in West Yorkshire and has the eighth highest rate in the UK. The rate is way above the UK national average, which currently stands at 57.7 infections per 100,000 people, down 1.5 from last week.

Only three of the district's 61 areas have a rate below the national average, which shows the huge challenge still facing the district in bringing 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 worst Covid-19 infection rates are:

  1. Keighley Exley Head - 311.7 infections per 100,000 people
  2. Keighley Utley - 305.9
  3. Manningham & Lister Park - 288.2
  4. Wibsey St Enoch's - 274.8
  5. Eccleshill - 273.6


The five areas with the best Covid-19 infection rates are:

  1. Ilkley & Ben Rhydding -  38.6
  2. Clayton - 52
  3. Bierley & Tong - 54
  4. Allerton - 59.7
  5. Steeton & Silsden - 60.1


Addingham & Ilkley Moor, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Crossflatts & Eldwick, Menston & Burley Moor, Saltaire & Baildon West and Thackley & Esholt all recorded fewer than three cases in the past seven days, so their case numbers and infection rate are suppressed to protect the identities of patients, and so are not included in this list.

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