Stoke-on-Trent postcodes worst hit by covid surge as schools go back


Huge swathes of Stoke-on-Trent have seen coronavirus cases surge after the schools returned.

National figures from the UK Government show infections increased by 13 per cent between August 31 and September 7 with positive infection rates per 100,000 people starting at 304.1 and then rising to 342.7.

According to the data, more than 4,000 neighbourhoods, or 60 per cent, across England saw a rise over the week, covering the time children across the country returned to lessons.

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And the national picture was also reflected here in Stoke-on-Trent with cases now spiking once again.

Latest figures show there are 408 cases per 100,000 residents in the city.

A total of 13 neighbourhoods recorded an increase in infections.

It comes at a time when there are currently 74 covid patients at the Royal Stoke University Hospital with eight in critical care.

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Meir South and Lightwood currently has the highest infection rate

Area-by-area breakdown of every coronavirus case in Stoke-on-Trent after schools return:

  1. Meir South and Lightwood – 711.8 per 100,000 with 60 cases over seven days (up 81.8 per cent)

  2. Packmoor and Great Chell – 682.9 per 100,000 with 52 cases over seven days (up 67.7 per cent)

  3. Goldenhill and Sandyford – 613.7 per 100,000 with 46 cases over seven days (up 9.5 per cent)

  4. Townsend and Eaton Park – 600.4 per 100,000 with 51 cases over seven days (up 50 per cent)

  5. Meir North – 575.8 per 100,000 with 39 cases over seven days (up 34.5 per cent)

  6. Newstead and Blurton South – 514.1 per 100,000 with 41 cases over seven days (up 46.4 per cent)

  7. Bentilee and Ubberley – 483.6 per 100,000 with 50 cases over seven days (no change)

  8. Little Chell and Stanfield – 475.6 per 100,000 with 44 cases over seven days (up 10 per cent)

  9. Weston Coyney – 468.4 per 100,000 with 28 cases over seven days (no change)

  10. Tunstall – 467.5 per 100,000 with 36 cases over seven days (up 44 per cent)

  11. Fenton – 454.4 per 100,000 with 37 cases over seven days (down 11.9 per cent)

  12. Oakhill and Trent Vale – 452.9 per 100,000 with 38 cases over seven days (up 52 per cent)

  13. Meir Park – 432.8 per 100,000 with 22 cases over seven days (up 37.5 per cent)

  14. Hollybush and Blurton North – 382.3 per 100,000 with 23 cases over seven days (down 11.5per cent)

  15. Abbey Hulton – 371.2 per 100,000 with 27 cases over seven days (no change)

  16. Smallthorne and Sneyd Green – 364.1 per 100,000 with 30 cases over seven days (down 30.2 per cent)

  17. Cobridge and Central Forest – 356.3 per 100,000 with 25 cases over seven days (down 10.7 per cent)

  18. Fenpark – 350.2 per 100,000 with 17 cases over seven days (down 5.6 per cent)

  19. Longport and Burslem Park – 349.8 per 100,000 with 33 cases over seven days (up 17.9 per cent)

  20. Longton West and Sandford Hill – 349.7 per 100,000 with 22 cases over seven days (no change)

  21. Bradeley and Chell Heath – 339.1 per 100,000 with 25 cases over seven days (down 28.6 per cent)

  22. Florence – 332.4 per 100,000 with 20 cases over seven days (up 17.6 per cent)

  23. Longton East – 325.2 per 100,000 with 23 cases over seven days (down 39.5 per cent)

  24. Basford and Hartshill – 324.5 per 100,000 with 30 cases over seven days (down 21.1 per cent)

  25. Baddeley Green and Milton – 303.2 per 100,000 with 29 cases over seven days (down 12.1 per cent)

  26. Hanford and Trentham West – 300.4 per 100,000 with 18 cases over seven days (no change)

  27. Trentham East – 298.1 per 100,000 with 16 cases over seven days (down 20 per cent)

  28. Birches Head – 294.8 per 100,000 with 17 cases over seven days (down 29.2 per cent)

  29. Norton – 292.9 per 100,000 with 24 cases over seven days (down 29.4 per cent)

  30. Shelton and Joiners Square – 286.6 per 100,000 with 29 cases over seven days (down 38.3 per cent)

  31. Boothen and Penkhull – 285.5 per 100,000 with 27 cases over seven days (no change)

  32. Dresden – 228 per 100,000 with 13 cases over seven days (down 55.2 per cent)

  33. Northwood – 220.8 per 100,000 with 16 cases over seven days (up 23.1 per cent)

  34. Hanley and Etruria – 188.9 per 100,000 with 16 cases over seven days (down 23.8 per cent)





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