Three areas in Banbury record significantly high Covid rates

According to the latest figures over the seven days to December 16, the overall Cherwell district has seen a 128.4% rise

By Philip Hibble
Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 1:35 pm

Three areas in Banbury have shown significant increases in Covid rates.

According to the latest figures over the seven days to December 16, the Cherwell district has seen a 128.4% rise, with 386 people testing positive for Covid-19..

That brings it to a rolling rate of 256.5 per 100,000 people, which is above the national average.

The map of Covid rates. The darker the colour the higher the rates - dark red are areas of concern.

Cherwell is now 102nd out of 315 local authorities in terms of positive cases.

The wards inside the district with the highest rates are all in and around Banbury - Banbury Grimsbury, Banbury Neithrop and Banbury Hardwick.

Neithrop has a very high rolling rate of 578.1 per 100,000 people.

Here are the figures from the seven days to December 16 for those three areas

Seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

Banbury Neithrop

Seven days to 16 December 2020

Total cases 34

The rate has increased relative to the previous week.20 (142.9%)

Rolling rate 578.1

Banbury Hardwick

Seven days to 16 December 2020

Total cases 41

The rate has increased relative to the previous week.28 (215.4%)

Rolling rate 497.5

Banbury Grimsbury

Total cases: 58

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 23 (65.7%)

Rolling rate: 488.9 (which is well above the national average)

Here are the figures from the seven days to December 16 for the Cherwell district

Seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

Cherwell

Seven days to 16 December 2020

Total cases: 386

The rate has increased relative to the previous week of 217 (128.4%)

Rolling rate: 256.5 (which is above the national average)

South Northamptonshire (neighbouring authority)

Total cases: 223

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 102 (84.3%)

Rolling rate: 236.0 (which is above the national average)