The Cheshire areas with highest Covid infection rates right now

Some Cheshire areas are still struggling to get to grips with Covid infection rates.

Whilst hospitalisations and deaths are declining across the borough, many areas are seeing a rise in cases.

The increase in cases was something the government expected when it eased restrictions in July.

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Some neighbourhoods in Cheshire are experiencing infection rates well above the national average.

Halton Castlefield has an infection rate of 750.1 per 100,000, with the national average standing at 362.9 per 100,000.

Public Health England figures for the seven days to September 1 reveal the Cheshire neighbourhoods with the highest infection rates.

The data shows the neighbourhood, followed by the infection rate per 100,000 people.

Take a look at the full list:

  1. Halton Castlefield: 750.1 per 100,000
  2. Little Sutton East: 705.9 per 100,000
  3. Crewe North East: 652.7 per 100,000
  4. Macclesfield South & Lyme Green: 645.6 per 100,000
  5. Willaston & Shavington: 600.5 per 100,000
  6. Halton Lea & Brookvale: 579.2 per 100,000
  7. Whitby & Stanney Woods: 576.5 per 100,000
  8. Frodsham: 567 per 100,000
  9. Little Sutton North & Overpool: 531.1 per 100,000
  10. Macclesfield East & Hurdsfield: 530.8 per 100,000

Crewe North East is the only neighbourhood in Crewe to feature on the list.

It was recently reported that Crewe areas had a number of neighbourhoods with a low vaccine uptake.

CheshireLive reported that, up to and including August 30, only 47 per cent of residents in Crewe Mill Street and College had received their second dose, making them the Cheshire area with the lowest percentage of double-jabbed residents.

Meanwhile, Chester City and Garden Quarter found itself in second place, with only 51.4 per cent of residents receiving both of their Covid vaccinations.

Three other Crewe areas – Crewe Town & Victoria Avenue, Crewe Gresty Road and Crewe Coppenhall & Underwood – completed the list, with 57.8 per cent, 58.5 per cent and 59.7 per cent of residents double jabbed respectively.

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Speaking to CheshireLive, Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Mullan said: “It is really really important that people get both their vaccines.

“That keeps their families and communities as safe as possible and ensures we can all carry on living our lives closer to normal.

“I think some part of Crewe have younger populations than places like Willaston and Wistaston so I think that partly explains the difference.

“We also have concentrations of HMOs in those areas with people who are maybe here transiently to work and are less likely to be registered with a GP or other local health services.

“Whatever the reasons, I have written to the local health team to ask what more they can do to drive up the rates in Crewe.”

Cheshire Live – Cheshire