Weekly coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Derby
Weekly COVID-19 cases
21 February to 27 February 2021: There were a total of 335 new cases of COVID-19 in Derby. More information is available in the coronavirus (COVID-19) report. Guidance on the report and the information we publish is in the COVID-19 case data guidance section.
The data in this section shows the new cases found in the 31 Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs) that make up Derby City. MSOA is a technical term for small areas of the city and relates well to how we see our local communities – the average population in an MSOA is 7200 people.
You can view daily updates to UK national data and insights on COVID-19 on the Government's website.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Derby (by MSOA)
|Allenton and Osmaston||26|
|Cathedral Quarter and California||16|
|Littleover West and Heatherton||14|
|Rose Hill and Castleward||14|
|Normanton North and Peartree||13|
|Wilmorton and Alvaston Village||11|
|Chellaston West and Shelton Lock||10|
|Alvaston and Crewton||7|
|Allestree South||Less than 3 cases|
Confirmed COVID-19 rates in Derby per 100,000 population (by MSOA)
|Area||Rates per 100,000 population|
|Allenton and Osmaston||332|
|Littleover West and Heatherton||239|
|Rose Hill and Castleward||202|
|Cathedral Quarter and California||160|
|Wilmorton and Alvaston Village||137|
|Chellsaton West and Shelton Lock||134|
|Normanton North and Peartree||116|
|Alvaston and Crewton||74|
|Allestree South||Less than 3 cases|
COVID-19 case data guidance
Our coronavirus (COVID-19) report presents the numbers of new cases of the virus in Derby residents. This is updated weekly.
We use this data to help us plan communication and activities to try to reduce cases in the city. COVID-19 cases are diagnosed from tests taken in hospital on patients and healthcare workers (known as Pillar 1 cases), or from tests taken in a community testing centre (known as Pillar 2 cases).
The report shows the numbers of cases in the previous week, and the numbers of cases per week since the start of the pandemic (the trend).
It presents the numbers in different ways to help us understand the impact of COVID-19 in Derby.
- Incidence of testing is the number of new tests carried out on Derby residents each week
- Incidence of COVID-19 is the number of new confirmed cases of the virus in Derby residents each week.
- Both are described as a rate per 100,000 people, which helps us compare rates in different areas of the city and with other areas of the country.
- For example, a COVID-19 incidence rate of 100 per 100,000 population indicates that in every 100,000 people in Derby, 100 have had the infection in this latest week.
- 'Positivity' tells us out of all the tests carried out how many are positive. COVID-19 symptoms are common (fever, cough, loss of sense of smell or taste) so this tells us how much of this is due to COVID-19.
- This is presented as a percentage, or proportion. A percentage over 7% is considered 'high' in comparison to average rates of positivity.
- Percentage positivity is another tool to help us understand the amount of transmission in the community. If it is high it means that there might also be lots of asymptomatic cases (people who are not experiencing COVID symptoms) who are not being tested, and if it is low it might mean not enough people are coming forward.
The maps in the report show the new cases found in the 31 Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs) that make up Derby city. MSOA is a technical term for small areas of the city and relate well to how we see our local communities – the average population in an MSOA is 7200 people.
The figures are presented as numbers and rates. 'Rates per 100,000 population' helps us compare areas. Areas above/to the right of the red line have rates higher than the Derby average while those below/to the left of the red line, are below the Derby average.