Latest North Derbyshire infection rates as one area records largest increase in England

A North Derbyshire area has seen the largest increase in new coronavirus cases in England, according to latest data published.

In Bolsover the infection rate now stands at 564.8 for the week to Januray 21, having increased from 436.9 the week before.

This reflects an increase of 103 new cases recorded in seven days, from 352 to 455. This is the sharpest increase in England.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days (January 22-25) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Elsewhere in North Derbyshire the infection rates fell in all but on area.

In Chesterfield the rate was 396.6 ( 416 new cases) for the week to January 21, down from 411.8 (432 new cases) the week before.

In the Derbyshire Dales it fell from 323.3 to 219.8, reflecting a decline from 168 new cases one week to 159 the next.

In the High Peak the rate went from 304.3 (282 new cases) to 276.3 (256 new cases), and in the Amber Valley it went from 435.4 (558 new cases) to 410.5 (526 new cases).

North East Derbyshire was the only local authority other than Bolsover where the infection rate rose.

There it was 324.3 in the week to January 14, rising to 346.9 in the week to January 21. This reflects an increase from 329 to 352 new cases recorded.