The rate of Covid-19 infections across Derby and Derbyshire is rising as a third of the county is plunged into tier two lockdown.
The most accurate figures show that for the week up to October 16 the rate of new cases in every Derbyshire district, including the city, is more than 100 per 100,000 people.
This translates to 1,599 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 during the week October 10-16, up from 1,434 in the previous week, October 3-9.
This is more than the number of cases the entire county and city saw in September – 1,387.
Case numbers are collected and released by the Government each day but are then still subject to checks and confirmation and are not considered 100 per cent accurate for several days.
Erewash and the High Peak have case rates of more than 200 per 100,000 people with 238 and 198 new confirmed infections in the week October 10-16.
This is the first time Erewash has been recorded as having a case rate of more than 200 per 100,000 people.
It is more accurate to track a case rate over the course of a seven days to account for day-to-day variances, with weekends typically seeing more new cases recorded.
Case rates are the only way to accurately compare districts and cities across the UK.
Chesterfield, Erewash, North East Derbyshire and Glossopdale in the High Peak are currently under tier two restrictions which will be reassessed in the next month.
Derby, thought to be heading to tier two lockdown within the next week, has a case rate of 141 and saw 364 new cases in the week October 10-16.
This is more new cases than the city saw in the entire of September (342).
For comparison, the national average rate of infections is 96, with Erewash and the High Peak more than double this average.
Leicester, which was the first area to be put into local lockdown with a rate of 135 in June, has a case rate of 216 with 766 new cases in the week to October 16.
Nottingham has a case rate of 641 – more than quadruple Derby and nearly triple Leicester – with 2,135 new cases in the week to October 16, despite its rate decreasing rapidly from a high of 892.
The county as a whole, including Derby, is now seeing new case numbers approaching 300 each day.
Its highest accurate daily figure was 292 new cases on Monday, October 12, followed by 282 on October 14 and 272 on October 13.
Here is the breakdown of new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people, along with the number of new cases, for the week October 10-16 in each Derbyshire district:
Amber Valley: 135 cases per 100,000 people, 173 new cases
Bolsover: 149, 120
Chesterfield: 116, 122
Derbyshire Dales: 106, 77
Derby: 141, 364
Erewash: 206, 238
High Peak: 208, 193
North East Derbyshire: 178, 181
South Derbyshire: 135, 145
ENGLAND: 96, 89,439
Leicester: 216, 766
Nottingham: 641, 2,135
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