Ebene News – GB – Leeds sees Covid infection rate rise day by day as city remains at level 3

Level 4: highest level of Covid restrictions explained – plus list of areas in England under level 4 rules

Is Leeds upgrading to level 4 or staying at level 3? What we do know as far as Matt Hancock is set to announce tougher rules

On December 29, the Covid rate in Leeds was published as 1898 cases per 100,000 population

This represents a 27% increase in case rates over previous figures on case rates, 1,848 per 100,000 people, were delivered on December 27 with a positivity rate of 69 percent

This was the first data set released since before Christmas, covering the seven-day period between December 16 and 23

Leeds City Council CEO Tom Riordan tweeted on December 29: “Today our for Leeds 1898 per 100,000 (down from 185) and 73% positivity (down from 69%)

“Thanks for what you are doing to reduce & infection rates please keep your distance wash your hands wear a mask inside & follow level 3 rules

Government announcement of level changes comes as Oxford / AstraZeneca Covid vaccine approved in UK for mass deployment

UK has ordered 100 million doses of vaccine – enough to immunize 50 million people

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said approval of the Oxford vaccine was “fantastic news” and confirmed the rollout would begin on January 4

Leeds will currently remain at Level 3, with the ‘very high’ coronavirus alert preventing households from mixing inside

Bars and restaurants remain closed, but unlike level 4, non-essential retail and personal care services are allowed to open

The government has moved more parts of England to level 4 today Leeds and West Yorkshire will not upgrade to level 4

The infection rate in Leeds is much lower than most level 4 areas in London and the South East, but it is increasing

Aside from infection rates, the government takes other factors such as hospital admissions into account when examining levels

The latest figures from NHS England show there were 142 Covid-19 patients in hospitals in Leeds as of December 22

This figure is much lower than last month – there were 331 patients with Covid-19 in hospitals in the city on November 22

Current infection rate and number of hospital patients with coronavirus suggests Leeds will likely remain at level 3 for now

At level 4 you cannot meet other people inside unless you live with them or they are part of your existing help bubble

You should stay home and leave only for a specific purpose or if you have a “reasonable excuse”

This includes going to work if it cannot be done at home, buying essentials such as food and medicine, taking classes or training, using registered childcare services, doing exercise outdoors and for medical reasons

Non-essential retailers must close, including clothing and home goods stores, betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vaping stores, electronics and mobile phone stores

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However, these stores may continue to use click and collect systems, if goods are pre-ordered and collected off premises, and delivery services

You must not leave a level 4 area except for permitted reasons, such as work, education, family responsibilities, to visit a support bubble or for medical reasons, and a person of a level 1, 2 or 3 zone must not enter a level 4 zone except for the same reasons

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Ebene News – GB – Leeds sees the Covid infection rate increase day by day as the city remains at level 3

Source: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/health/coronavirus/leeds-sees-day-day-covid-rate-rise-city-awaits-news-going-tier-4-or-staying-tier-3-3081374