Three areas near Banbury are 'nearly Covid-free' while case rates tumble in and around the town

Many areas are now recording single figure numbers of cases, as lockdown restrictions and the vaccine programme take effect

Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 6:35 pm

Three areas near Banbury are 'nearly Covid-free' as positive case rate continue to fall in and around the town.

Many areas are now seeing single figure numbers of cases, as lockdown restrictions and the vaccine programme take effect.

But health bosses are urging people to stick to the restrictions and maintain social distancing.

The three that have fewer than three positive cases of Covid are marked in white.

The latest Government figures cover the seven days up to February 10.

The Government does not offer more data for areas that have seen fewer than three cases, saying that they are too low to record. And now the Banbury area has three such areas - Kings Sutton, Greatworth and Evenley; Cropredy, Wroxton and Shennington; Sibford, Hook Norton and Milcombe.

Many other rural areas are now recording very low number of positive cases - and Banbury itself is also seeing big drops.

There has been a 36,9 per cent fall in cases across the whole of the Cherwell district.

Here are the figures for the wards (covering the seven days up to February 10)

The seven–day 'rolling 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.

THREE AREAS WITH FEWER THAN THREE CASES

Kings Sutton, Greatworth & Evenley

There were fewer than 3 cases

Cropredy, Wroxton & Shennington

There were fewer than 3 cases

Sibford, Hook Norton & Milcombe

There were fewer than 3 cases.

BANBURY

Banbury Hardwick

Total cases: 7

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 2 (-22.2%)

Rolling rate: 84.9

Banbury Ruscote

Seven days to 10 February 2021

Total cases: 7

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 5 (-41.7%)

Rolling rate: 82.8

Banbury Neithrop

Total cases: 7

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 6 (-46.2%)

Rolling rate: 119.0

Banbury Easington

Total cases: 5

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 20 (-80.0%)

Rolling rate: 59.5

Banbury Grimsbury

Total cases: 17

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 16 (-48.5%)

Rolling rate: 143.3

Banbury Calthorpe

Total cases: 11

The rate has increased relative to the previous week by 2 (22.2%)

Rolling rate: 113.1

RURAL AREAS

Middleton Cheney & Chipping Warden

Total cases: 3

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 15 (-83.3%)

Rolling rate: 37.7

Deddington, Steeple Aston & Heyfords

Total cases: 4

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 8 (-66.7%)

Rolling rate: 47.2

Kingham, Enstone & Middle Barton

Total cases: 4

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 2 (-33.3%)

Rolling rate: 61.5

Chipping Norton

Total cases: 5

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 1 (-16.7%)

Rolling rate: 72.3

Kineton, Tysoe & Warmington

Total cases: 7

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 1 (-12.5%)

Rolling rate: 75.1

Bodicote, Adderbury & Bloxham

Total cases: 9

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 2 (-18.2%)

Rolling rate: 92.5

OVERALL FIGURES

Cherwell district

Total cases: 152

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 89 (-36.9%)

Rolling rate: 101.0

Oxfordshire

Total cases: 648

The rate has decreased relative to the previous week by 402 (-38.3%)

Rolling rate: 93.7