Positive COVID-19 cases have fallen in Bradford this week according to the latest Public Health England data.

88.4 people per 100,000 tested positive for the Coronavirus for the seven days recorded up to September 14. This is a decrease from 92.1 in the previous week.

477 new cases were recorded across Bradford in the most recent figures, which is a fall from 497 recorded last week.

Middle Super Output Area (MSOA), which focusses on cases in local areas, showed Chellow Heights to have the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the district with 26 new cases reported here up to September 14.

20 or more cases were also recorded in Toller Lane and Infirmary, Barkerend East and Shearbridge & University.

Despite the fall in cases, Bradford still has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases across Yorkshire.

As positive COVID-19 cases are still high across Yorkshire, Bradford Council Leader Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe and the other 14 council leaders from across the county, wrote to Matt Hancock expressing concern over testing capacity.

Susan Hinchcliffe explained that residents in Bradford and Yorkshire are heading towards a “critical time” as winter approaches. She said: “The well-documented problems people have in accessing COVID-19 tests through the national system and the capacity issues in processing tests in laboratories is causing a significant knock-on for local authorities.

“We are best placed to understand and work with the needs of our communities on local testing and contact tracing.

“The only way we’re going to beat this virus is by further strengthening our local activity but it is no good if the national test and trace system is letting the side down.

“We are at a critical time. As we head towards winter, and with infection rates rising across the country, it has never been clearer that we all need to work together – Government, councils and local partners, and the public.”

For the latest COVID-19 information and advice in Bradford visit the council’s website here: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/health/health-advice-and-support/coronavirus-covid-19-advice/