Local areas see drop in new Covid-19 cases


The latest figures have been released showing that all local areas have seen a significant decrease 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 January 11th.

The map breaks down areas by 'middle super output areas' and shows that the infection rate has halved in many local areas during the current lockdown.

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 – 40 483.2 (-45.9%)

• Handforth and Dean Row – 29 266.8 (-53.2%)

• Mobberley, Plumley and High Legh – 51 426.2 (-41.4%)

• Wilmslow Town – 20 285.3 (-55.6%)

• Lacey Green and Wilmslow Park - 14 212 (-65%)

• Fulshaw Park and Lindow - 32 442.6 (-28.9%)

• Prestbury and Adlington - 13 254.2 (-51.9%)

% = change from previous 7 day period.

During this seven day period, Cheshire East had 1434 cases, which represents a 25% decrease on the previous 7 days. The infection rate per 100,000 is 373.3.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Alan Brough
Sunday 17th January 2021 at 6:47 pm
Oh?....so lockdowns actually work then?
Tony Haluradivth
Monday 18th January 2021 at 9:32 am
So we do not need this lockdown to come with the extra restrictions demanded by our leaders, and we need a roadmap out of lockdowns as permanent lockdowns are not the answer Alan
Vince Chadwick
Monday 18th January 2021 at 2:35 pm
"we need a roadmap out of lockdowns".

Agreed Tony. Something like a vaccine would be good, eh?
Alan Brough
Monday 18th January 2021 at 7:09 pm

I don’t think anyone is advocating lockdown forever, a truly horrible prospect. But number of cases have to be controlled if the NHS isn’t to become overwhelmed.

Once all of the over 60’s and clinically vulnerable are vaccinated we ought to see a significant reduction in hospitalisations and deaths and perhaps we can start to return to some sort of “normal”

The only purpose of lockdown is to buy us time.
Tony Haluradivth
Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 12:41 pm
My point is...if after a significant drop in cases after 2 weeks of strict lockdown why are our elected leaders at CEC seeking tougher restrictions? Perhaps they should have waited and then filed the letter in the bin. And Vince if you follow the news you will also see that Vallance, Whiitty and Van Tam are now moving vaccination/ release from Lockdown goalposts by suggesting that vaccinations for the whole country are possibly required before restrictions can be lifted significantly. Van Tam is a weird extremist who has suggested at the Press briefings that during bad winter flu
Seasons future lockdowns should be the way forward towards keep saving the NHS as well as mask wearing in public becoming permanent. These people are destroying the livelihoods of others and have no care it seems as their well paid salaries are dropping into THEIR bank accounts each month, (Van Tam is a pretty poor example of goid health and like our PM needs to be on a strict diet and exercise regime to lower their own risk. We are going to have to accept Covid 19 as an endemic disease eventually or remain in Purdah forever.
The "Holy Grail of zero Covid will never be achieved as it is too late to lockdown to the world like NZ (and as soon as those sterile southern islands open to the world Covid will arrive and they are deluding thenselves if they think it wont.) We need to start being less risk averse as a society when this virus wanes and accept some harsh realities such as wholesale reform of the NHS which ( so we are told by purveyors of fantasy is the "envy of the world".... and yet no nation strives to or cares to copy it.)
Frothing Corbynistas tell us that we would end up like the US by daring to try an alternative system but neglect to tell voters that there are OTHER Health Services such as Germany's which could provide the model. I have amazing family members who are at the frontline of medical care in Hospitals but they complain about the bloated administration and layers of well paid non medical managers. We need to take a scalpel and weed out the obnoxious "bloat", and the con that is NHS procurement systems would be a great place to start.
Jon Williams
Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 7:24 pm
The number of coronavirus patients on mechanical ventilation in the UK has passed 4,000 for the first time in the pandemic.

A total of 4,076 Covid patients were on hospital ventilators as of Friday, according to government data.

That is higher than during the first wave, when the peak was 3,301 on 12 April.

It comes as another 1,348 deaths and 33,552 new infections were reported on Saturday.
Mark Russell
Sunday 24th January 2021 at 6:13 pm
Totally agree with tony. One thing I’ve noticed during this pandemic is how many “directors” of this type or another the nhs have. Why do we need over 50 local directors of services and the list goes on! Money should go to nurses and doctors and kick “directors” and “managers” out.