Last updated: Friday, 04 September 2020 12:22
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Live updates: Leeds is expected to be put on the Coronavirus watchlist as cases rise
Leeds is expected to be added to England’s weekly Public Health Watch list of areas of interest today.
This comes on the heels of high infection rates and cases of the virus in parts of the city over the past few weeks.
The rate of new coronavirus cases in Leeds is now 32.5 per 100,000 people in the seven days through August 31.
This is higher than 23.2 in the previous seven days through August 24.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as Public Health England releases its weekly watchlist today.
Good morning and welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post live blog on Friday, September 4th.
Here is the latest news from Leeds at 7 am:
Calls for more local control in testing and traceability
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has called for councils to give more testing and tracking control in order to reduce the number of Covid-19 infections in the region.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s PM, he said, “We don’t want these regulations to be enforced in the long term.
“We have to plan an exit strategy and we have to go from comprehensive regulations, which are a blunt tool that affects everyone, to a more sophisticated and targeted approach – teams door to door testing and tracing.”
Good morning and welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post live blog on Thursday, September 3.
We will keep you updated with breaking news and Coronavirus updates here all morning.
Here’s the latest news for Leeds:
All you need to know as local lockdowns lifted for parts of West Yorkshire
Local lockdown restrictions were lifted in parts of West Yorkshire today.
But what are the areas that are still closed?
Here’s everything you need to know:
Leeds celebrates coronavirus watch list as infection rate soars
Leeds’ chief civil servant has warned that the city is “celebrating” the National Covid-19 Watch List.
Leeds City Council chief executive Tom Riordan claimed he does not believe the city is still in a phase where it should consider implementing local lockdown measures, such as those seen in Kirkles, Bradford and Calderdale in recent weeks, but he cautioned the rate of cases in the city was rising. .
He said, “Our test rates are very high now, which is a good thing because that’s what we have to do to stay on top of things.”
“Our condition is now in our mid-twenties, so it’s 25 or 26 in our daily average for seven days.
“We are on the radar of the national gold meeting, but we are not yet at a stage where we are likely to ask for restrictions on movement, in our opinion, as the councils near us should have done so.”
The latest Leeds numbers have been published and show the infection rate is rising.
Leeds had an infection rate of 31.4 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days through August 29. This represents 249 new cases.