Figures reveal local areas worst affected by Covid-19


As the prime minister announced a 27-day national lockdown, which will come into effect just after midnight on Thursday, 5th November, the latest figures have been released showing the worse affected local areas.

The map, produced by Public Health England, has been updated to show where the new coronavirus cases have been recorded during the 7 day period ending on October 26th.

The map breaks down areas by 'middle super output areas' and highlights that Fulshaw Park and Lindow is currently the worst affected area with an infection of 760.7 per 100,000 people.

These latest figures from Public Health England show the number of cases during the 7 day period and the infection rate per 100,000 people

• Alderley Edge and Chelford – 24 302 (-21.9%)

• Handforth and Dean Row – 40 368 (37.9%)

• Mobberley, Plumley and High Legh – 65 543.2 (132.1)

• Wilmslow Town – 13 185.4 (-40.9%)

• Lacey Green and Wilmslow Park - 14 212 (-26.)

• Fulshaw Park and Lindow - 55 760.7 (77.4%)

• Prestbury and Adlington - 20 391 (42.9%)

% = change from previous 7 day period.

During this seven day period, Cheshire East had 867 cases, which represents a 26.8% increase on the previous 7 days. The infection rate per 100,000 is 225.7.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Kathryn Blackburn
Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 11:25 am
Given the number of false positive results added to the fact that we are not doubling week on week as predicted by the not so SAGE and that most cases are caught in hospital or care home I vote with Esther for No Lockdown.
Get our economy out of jail.
Mark Russell
Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 3:15 pm
Totally agree. A death rate of 0.06% and the government think it’s ok to ruin the economy. Why should I protect the nhs? I pay for the nhs, it should protect me!! It’s all back to front.
Michael Wooldridge
Thursday 5th November 2020 at 4:52 pm
How can we view the Public Health England map please?
Sheila Grindrod
Thursday 5th November 2020 at 7:24 pm
Totally agree Mark, figures do not add up there is no correct data being given to the public I think most of us can add up.
Sheila Grindrod
Thursday 5th November 2020 at 7:27 pm
Just to add there us just no reason to ruin peoples' business and their livelihoods leading to more poverty, I.e. less of jobs houses etc. More people will suffer the consequences of this lockdown than will die of covid virus.
Simon Worthington
Thursday 5th November 2020 at 9:22 pm
Been sceptical since heavy reading in April. Not interested in PCR “results”. A mango tested positive. How many otherwise fit and healthy people are more that a little bit ill? How many of those testing positive were infected in hospitals or care homes?
The repercussions will far out-way any results of the posturing of our local bigwigs. Or our ridiculous government.
Dave Mangnall
Friday 6th November 2020 at 9:23 am
It will be a good thing if this pandemic problem is fixed while most people think it isn’t really a problem. Currently the weekly deaths in the UK are doubling every fortnight. If that carries on, then 1,500 deaths a week (now) becomes 12,000 a week by the new year and 96,000 a week by the end of February. Maybe the exponential growth will stop of its own accord. And maybe it won’t.
Vince Chadwick
Friday 6th November 2020 at 11:07 am
Careful Dave, you're in danger of injecting a bit of factual sense into the argument. That upsets the tin-foil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists who insist it's nothing more than a government plot to rob us of our civil rights.

Mind you, they do have a point in that lockdowns are devastating for the economy, and the increasing number of covid patients in hospital are rapidly filling the available beds to the detriment of non-covid treatments, as we in UK have little excess bed (staff really) capacity over normal winter maximums. You can thank UK governments of both colours for that.

Quite probably if everyone would observe wash-space-face we would not need destructive lock downs. But they can't. So we do.
Jon Armstrong
Friday 6th November 2020 at 12:16 pm
There's a close correlation between those complaining about the new lockdown and those who have been boasting about ignoring guidance. Its your fault, people.

And you've got to wonder at the people who won't believe very qualified scientists but are quite happy to lap up things they find in internet "research" from widely discredited conspiracy theorists with no expertise in the subject whatsoever. Google the man behind that video... Its like a tin foil checklist... The CIA are behind 9/11, Israeli/Zionist conspiracies, the British government bombed the London tube, Irish slavery... I didn't spot any about faked moon landings or that would have been a full house. Its completely irresponsible to promote content like that.

No, the deaths haven't been as bad as early predictions, but those were based on what would happen if we did not take action. Even with action the number of death is terrible and is rising quickly. Saying otherwise is like surviving a bad car crash and saying, "well I didn't die, so my seatbelt and the airbags must be a complete waste of time".
Simon Worthington
Friday 6th November 2020 at 12:48 pm
And 96,000 by February will be..... the whole world by July or something. Weekly deaths of WHAT are doubling? I'll ask again. How many healthy people under 70 eh Dave?? Less than 2000 total and some of them weren't as healthy as they thought. Not of flu because that doesn't exist anymore.
Hahaha. Very qualified scientists like Neil Ferguson. You carry on believing him if you like!!!
I am happy to debate but not inform.
Mark Russell
Friday 6th November 2020 at 1:50 pm
The average age of covid death is 82. I’m sorry people, we have to die of something and when we get to 82 our bodies can’t cope like they used to.

The government keep quoting beds taken up with covid patients. If I fell off my bike and broke my leg, and got admitted then I caught covid in the hospital I would go down as a covid patient. When I’m not, I’m a broken leg patient.

My wife has had covid, the only cost to the nhs was her test. She had mild cold symptoms. Only 0.06% of people are dieing from this.

I don’t think people on here are denying covid, it’s more the bull the government come up with. They never tell us the truth yet expect to ruin millions of lives by locking us down.

If the nhs is creaking so bad, where are all the nurses , doctors etc shouting it from the roof tops. It’s only politically motivated people that are saying this. Added to Labour now point scoring, the bull is only going up, as like in Manchester, it becomes about budgets and re election.
Jerry Dixon
Friday 6th November 2020 at 4:15 pm
96,000 ?? Sit down and work out how many, given the known IFR (Infection Mortality Rate) would have to be infected to result in such an armagedon scenario. If you want to understand this virus please don't listen to the muppets who have Boris's ear, whose models are fundamentally flawed, and who now, months into this are only just being exposed in mainstream media as utterly incompetent, or worse.
Read the work of Michael Yeadon, Carl Heneghan, Sunetra Guptha, Ivor Cummings.
Brian Fox
Friday 6th November 2020 at 5:08 pm
Depressing to see so much misinformation and conspiratorial thinking here.

The scientific consensus was recently set out in the "Jon Snow memo", published in the medical journal The Lancet. In contrast, the equivalent supported by those cited above was published by a US political pressure group and represents fringe scientific opinion.

IFR estimates vary, but for a population with the UK age distribution are typically 0.5-1%

Most economists agree that economic damage is minimised by minimising the spread of the virus. There is little support for the thesis that "just living with it" will help the economy.

Jon Snow memo:

IFR estimates (imperial college team)

Economic commentary

Alas, the virus cannot be wished away and retains the potential for significantly higher death rates than the first wave. The learning from that wave is very clear: the swifter we act the less pain in the end.
Simon Worthington
Saturday 7th November 2020 at 12:51 pm
Would that be the same Lancet that had to apologize for printing the lies about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine after the deliberately messed up tests by Oxford University?
Kareem Masdoon
Saturday 7th November 2020 at 8:40 pm
Brian Fox please dont insult our intelligence re the Imperial College graphs. Vallance had no right using those charts the other day to justify the current lockdown and they (the Government ) have already apologised for using them as they were misleading. The data was skewed and was provided to help ramp up the fearmongering. We have EVERY reason to believe that the 2nd wave may now have peaked. I am a Hospital Doctor in A and E and we do not have people on trolleys in corridors or queuing in ambulances waiting to be triaged as we did 2 winters ago. We are regrettably seeing the flipside of lockdowns which is a 30% increase in suicides which is devasting also.
The Lancet is not always the Gold standard of of Medical publications ...they stood by Andrew Wakeman and vociferously championed his MMR/autism nonsense which caused immense damage.
Simon Worthington
Sunday 8th November 2020 at 9:32 am
Wow. 30%. The figures are hard to find for obvious reasons. Perhaps Kareem, as you may have better access to stats than most of us, you could provide the figures (and increase if there) in deaths due to heart diseases, strokes, cancer etc. and perhaps the number of under 60s dying unnecessarily. And the number of children due to be left motherless due to lack of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Stay home. Protect the NHS. Don’t go for treatment. Clap loudly.
Jerry Dixon
Sunday 8th November 2020 at 3:56 pm
The real cost of these lockdowns will come out only in the months to come. Undiagnosed cancers, avoidable deaths because of the fear in seeking treatment, massive NHS waiting lists, suicides, domestic abuse, mental health issues, the crushing cost to the economy, businesses ruined, mass redundancies and, for many, a fear of living normally that will not subside. We will look back on 2020 and think what a shocking catastrophe brought on by a bunch of so-called experts and a totally unprepared and gullible government. Kareem refers to the NHS crisis 2 winters ago. I don't recall anyone demanding a lockdown then to protect the NHS. It is, of course, here to protect us...........