Coronavirus cases increase in most local areas

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The latest figures have been released showing that most local areas have seen an increase in Covid-19 cases compared to the previous week.

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 December 4th.

The map breaks down areas by 'middle super output areas' and shows that the infection rate in most parts of Wilmslow have increased and in Alderley Edge and Chelford cases have doubled.

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 – 22 265.8 (100%)

• Handforth and Dean Row – 8 73.6 (20%)

• Mobberley, Plumley and High Legh – 13 108.6 (-48%)

• Wilmslow Town – 4 51.3 (33.3%)

• Lacey Green and Wilmslow Park - 7 106 (40%)

• Fulshaw Park and Lindow - 8 110.7 (0%)

• Prestbury and Adlington - 6 117.3 (100%)

% = change from previous 7 day period.

During this seven day period, Cheshire East had 393 cases, which represents a 20.1% decrease on the previous 7 days. The infection rate per 100,000 is 102.3.

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Steve Hughes
Thursday 10th December 2020 at 9:28 pm
Coincidentally, or not, this covers the period immediately after Cllr Craig Brown irresponsibility breached COVID restrictions ( see previous article )

https://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/20975/christmas-lights-shine-bright-on-a-silent-night

Did he play a part in the Alderley Edge spike in infections, directly or indirectly?
Yvonne Bentley
Friday 11th December 2020 at 12:45 pm
More likely to be the business premises in the village that was fined for an illegal gathering
Stephen Justice
Tuesday 15th December 2020 at 4:03 pm
An earlier comment points the finger at our local Councillor and a small group who organised the festive lights in Alderley.

The comment churlishly implies that this small group could be responsible for the increase in local cases.

Presumably the writer believes that one or more of the Councillor and the others involved had Covid-19 and spread it widely, by turning on the lights?

Or is it perhaps a case of political and or personal prejudice?

I suggest the writer should provide evidence for this rather ludicrous accusation or an unreserved apology.
Donald Strathdee
Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 7:58 am
Hardly surprising when restaurants in the village are accepting bookings from Tier 3 residents. One restaurant had over 500 bookings on Saturday, some came from as far away as Derby.
Restaurants should not accept bookings from people living in Tier 3 areas
Vince Chadwick
Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 9:31 am
I don't understand this 'Monkey see monkey do' attitude to breaking the covid rules referred to in some posts here.

Anyone who sees a 'Dominic Cummings' or a 'Margaret Ferrier' flouting the covid rules and takes that as a green light to do likewise is surely just looking for an excuse to be as selfish and irresponsible as them.

If you care about your fellow man, stay within the rules. No ifs, no buts. It’s not about you.
Mark Russell
Wednesday 16th December 2020 at 6:52 pm
Vince, why should I not see friends and relatives when the very people who are stopping me, feel free to meet up and have a jolly at a private ceremony to turn the lights on. If that’s how he behaves in public, what is he doing behind closed doors? Not only does he represent me he also gets paid, with my council tax!!

I’m still waiting for an adult answer from him, meanwhile his hanger on’rs try to deflect. When are we going to get an investigation? If he has nothing to hide, what’s the problem?

Remember when you were growing up and Mum used to say “do as I say, not as I do?” That’s how you treat children, not the electorate.

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