Weekly Coronavirus (COVID-19) update - Wednesday 2 September

GENERAL UPDATE 

There has been a small rise in the daily rate of new cases across the UK in the latter part of August. This can be seen in the graph below, with the most recent confirmed daily number of cases at 1,406 on 31 August. There is still a lot of variation across the country. The map of the weekly rates of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases per 100,000 population can also be seen below.

A helpful overview of COVID-19 in England can be found in the weekly report and summary report from Public Health England.

Number of COVID-19 cases - 2 September 2020 UK map showing rate of COVID-19 - 2 September 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN BARNSLEY

The daily rate of new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barnsley has decreased in the latter part of August. The latest seven-day rate of cases per 100,000 people in Barnsley is 7.75 in week 34  - down from nearly 22.02 reported the previous week. The local trend can be seen in the graph below. 

Graph showing positive COVID-19 cases in Barnsley - 2 September 2020

Barnsley is not on the national watch list for areas of concern and Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be closely monitored and managed locally. However, the risk from Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still very real, and it is important that we all continue to adhere to the guidance to reduce transmission locally.

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