The Cheshire areas with the lowest Covid rates as cases rise

These are the Cheshire areas with the lowest coronavirus rates.

Cases are starting to rise in many parts of the county, although hospitalisations and deaths remain low.

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

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However, despite an increase in many places, some neighbourhoods have managed to keep infection rates low.

Figures from Public Health England (PHE) show the areas with the lowest infection rates in the county.

Their data, for the seven days to September 5, shows the infection rate per 100,000 people.

The 10 Cheshire areas with the lowest infection rates:

  1. Bollington: 139 per 100,000
  2. Runcorn Halton Road: 162.1 per 100,000
  3. Middlewich West: 196.3 per 100,000
  4. Prestbury & Adlington: 215.1 per 100,000
  5. South Knutsford & Bexton: 238.3 per 100,000
  6. Latchford: 247.4 per 100,000
  7. Upton East: 247.8 per 100,000
  8. Appleton: 249.3 per 100,000
  9. Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges: 254.6 per 100,000
  10. Sandiway: 294.6 per 100,000

One of the government’s primary tools for keeping infection rates low is the vaccine.

CheshireLive recently revealed that Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been given clearance to be used as part of any booster jab programmes this autumn by the UK’s medicines watchdog.

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The move from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gives the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) freedom to start planning how the booster programme can be commenced.

Dr June Raine, MHRA chief executive, said: “We are committed to getting safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines to the UK public.

“This means ensuring that existing Covid-19 vaccines can continue to be used in the most effective way possible.”

Cheshire Live – Cheshire