How South Yorkshire’s Covid rates compare to Tier 3 Liverpool
Written by Rother Radio News on 12/10/2020
The country is bracing itself today to find out what measures Prime Minister Boris Johnson will bring in to slow down the huge surge of coronavirus cases in the UK.
It is expected he will bring in a “tiered” lockdown system for different areas of the country depending on the area’s infection rate.
Leaders in Liverpool announced this morning the City region would be placed into the top Tier 3 lockdown.
That means pubs, bars, gyms, betting shops, casinos and adult gaming centres will all be closed.
But how does South Yorkshire compare to Liverpool? And what will this mean for restrictions being brought in across the county today?
Sheffield higher than some areas in Liverpool Tier 3 lockdown
Sheffield’s infection rate is higher than four areas in the Liverpool region placed in the strictest level of coronavirus lockdown.
Sheffield currently has an infection rate of 439.4 per 100,000.
This is higher than Halton, St Helens, Sefton and the Wirral, which are all being placed under the new Tier 3 restrictions according to leaders in Liverpool.
This gives a good indication into the restrictions that are likely to be imposed in Sheffield.
The only areas higher than Sheffield in the Liverpool area are Knowsley at 669.5 per 100,000 and Liverpool at 598.5.
Rotherham and Barnsley close behind Wirral lockdown figure
The Wirral currently has a coronavirus infection rate of 286.1 per 100,000 and is being placed into the highest level of restrictions.
To put this into context, Rotherham’s figure is 240.4 per 100,000 and Barnsley’s is 221.6.
It is not clear yet what this will mean for the two towns or what the cut off point will be for the strictest tier of restrictions set to be brought in.
But how do infection rates in South Yorkshire compare to those areas in Liverpool earmarked for the strictest lockdown?
How Liverpool and South Yorkshire’s infection rates compare:
Knowsley – 669.5
Liverpool – 598.8
Sheffield – 439.3
Sefton – 418.6
St Helens – 387.6
Halton – 381.7
Wirral – 286.1
Rotherham – 240.4
Barnsley – 221.6
Doncaster – 173.8