Bristol areas where Covid is falling fastest as plans announced to drop Plan B curbs

Though rates remain fairly high
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The Bristol neighbourhoods where coronavirus is falling rapidly have been revealed as the government announce plans to scrap all Plan B curbs.

All Bristol wards saw a drop in cases in the week leading to January 13, the period for which the latest data from NHS England is available.

These were Stapleton, where the infection rate increased by 11.5% and Two Mile Hill where the rate jumped by 6.2%.

Nationally, cases are dropping off in every local area of the UK, though rates remain high across the north of England and Northern Ireland.

Each of the 380 council areas across the UK saw fewer people testing positive last week, when compared with the week before.

It comes as troubled Boris Johnson announced the government would scrap all Plan B Covid curbs from as early as March.

Plan B curbs were imposed last year to deal with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, but may no longer be needed as cases start to trend downwards.

Here are the Bristol areas where cases dropped the fastest over the past week.

Whitchurch Park - cases dropped by 62.1%

The Bristol area which saw the most rapid decline of positive cases in the week leading to January 13 was Whitchurch Park. The area recorded an infection rate of 906.5 cases per 100,000 of the population that week, a 62.1% drop from the week before (week leading to January 6) when it recorded an infection rate of 2392.6.

Whitchurch Park recorded an infection rate of 951.1 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading up to December 2. The area recorded an infection rate of 639 the week before, a 48.8 per cent increase.Whitchurch Park recorded an infection rate of 951.1 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading up to December 2. The area recorded an infection rate of 639 the week before, a 48.8 per cent increase.
Whitchurch Park recorded an infection rate of 951.1 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading up to December 2. The area recorded an infection rate of 639 the week before, a 48.8 per cent increase.

Highridge - cases dropped by 61.5%

Cases fell the second fastest in Highridge, which recorded an infection rate of 904.2 per 100,000 people in the week leading to January 13. The week before (week leading to January 6), the infection rate was 2350.8, indicating a 61.5% drop.

Highridge recorded an infection rate of 608.3 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading to November 25. ThereHighridge recorded an infection rate of 608.3 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading to November 25. There
Highridge recorded an infection rate of 608.3 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading to November 25. There

Clifton Village - cases dropped by 58.3%

Cases in Clifton Village have dropped by 58.3%, the third fastest fall across the city. In the week leading to January 6, the area recorded an infection rate of 1726.1. In the week leading to January 13, the infection rate was 719.2.

Clifton Village had 336 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 40% from the week before.Clifton Village had 336 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 40% from the week before.
Clifton Village had 336 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 40% from the week before.

Cotham - cases dropped by 57.4%

In the week leading to January 6, the Cotham area recorded an infection rate of 1584.1 per 100,000 of the population. Cases were found to have fallen by 57.4% after the area recorded a rate of 674.1 in the week leading to January 13.

Cotham in Bristol.Cotham in Bristol.
Cotham in Bristol.

Ashton - cases dropped by 56.4%

In Ashton, cases have dropped by 56.4% after the area recorded an infection rate of 895.1 per 100,000 of the population in the week leading to January 13. The week before (to January 6), the infection rate stood at 2054.3.

Ashton in Bristol.Ashton in Bristol.
Ashton in Bristol.

Withywood - cases dropped by 55.2%

In the week leading to January 6, Withywood recorded an infection rate of 1973.5 per 100,000 of the population. Cases were found to have fallen by 55.2% after the area recorded a rate of 884.7 in the week leading to January 13.

Withywood in Bristol.Withywood in Bristol.
Withywood in Bristol.

Knowle West - cases dropped by 54.2%

Knowle West recorded an infection rate of 1032.7 in the week leading to January 13. The week before (to January 6) the area’s infection rate stood at 2253.2 per 100,000 of the population, equal to a 54.2% decrease.

Knowle West in Bristol.Knowle West in Bristol.
Knowle West in Bristol.

Hotwells - cases dropped by 54.1%

The latest figures show cases in Hotwells have fallen by 54.1%. In the week leading to January 6, the area recorded an infection rate of 1304.1 per 100,000 of the population. By January 13, this had dropped to 598.8.

Hotwells recorded the fourth highest infection rate in Bristol.Hotwells recorded the fourth highest infection rate in Bristol.
Hotwells recorded the fourth highest infection rate in Bristol.

Clifton East - cases dropped by 53%

The latest figures show cases in Clifton East have fallen by 53%. In the week leading to January 6, the area recorded an infection rate of 1672.8 per 100,000 of the population. By January 13, this had dropped to 785.9.

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