Eight areas of Bassetlaw recorded an increase in Covid-19 infections in the week after children returned to school.

The eight areas in Bassetlaw where Covid cases increased after school return

Eight areas of Bassetlaw recorded an increase in Covid-19 infections in the week after children returned to school from the summer holiday.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 12:19 pm

Across England, infection rates have increased by since children returned to school.

Official figures from the UK Government show infection rates increased by 13 per cent between 31 August and 7 September, according to National World analysis, 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 in infection rates between the seven days ending 31 August and the seven days ending 7 September, covering the time children across the country returned to school.

Just over a third – 36 per cent - of neighbourhoods saw a drop in infection rates for the same time period.

Here are the eight areas of Bassetlaw which saw an increase:

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