Updated: 22.01.21 at 15:30
There are many sources of publicly available data and information about COVID-19 in the borough. Unfortunately we are unable to respond to individual data requests.
For the latest data in your local area enter your postcode at the official UK Coronavirus dashboard on GOV.UK.
- Blackburn with Darwen Covid figures
There are many sources of data and information about COVID in Blackburn with Darwen.
Listed below is the current data that we are using to guide local plans and decisions. This data is accurate and will be updated as new data becomes available.
To date there have been 14,807 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Blackburn with Darwen since the outbreak began.
- This is roughly equal to 99 people out of every 1000 that live in the Borough.
- In the 7 days to the 16th January 2021, 997 people tested positive for COVID, which represents a weekly rate of 666 cases per 100,000 residents.
- In the week ending 16th January 2021, 19.5% of tests taken by our residents were positive.
NHS England publish information on their website on COVID-19 hospital activity. You can find local hospital information here.
- Where are our cases?
The table below shows the most recent data for the number of cases in each ward of Blackburn with Darwen in the seven days up to 15th January. It also shows the most recent seven day rate of cases per 100,000 population to compare with the Blackburn with Darwen rate.
The data for each ward shows that
- All but three wards now have an infection rate of more than 500 per 100,000 people (this was zero before Christmas)
- The rates are coming down for 11 wards and increasing in those with * next to them.
- The seven day infection rate for Blackburn with Darwen as of week ending 16th January is 666 per 100,000 population.
Most recent data for the number of cases in each ward of Blackburn with Darwen Total Cases Rate/100k in seven days to 09/01/21 Cases in seven days to 15/01/21 Rate/100k in seven days to 15/01/21 Audley & Queen's Park 1169 876.9 50 461.5 Bastwell & Daisyfield 1270 942.7 53 616.9 Billinge & Beardwood 999 470.6 36 403.4 Blackburn Central* 1057 636.8 81 904.9 Blackburn South & Lower Darwen 741 799.5 48 609.1 Blackburn South East 754 632.3 62 622.2 Darwen East 656 826.4 66 699.3 Darwen South 644 1120.0 45 579.3 Darwen West 764 1195.2 90 1054.6 Ewood* 714 642.8 81 813.5 Little Harwood & Whitebirk* 1031 595.8 61 698.9 Livesey with Pleasington 543 791.1 48 643.6 Mill Hill & Moorgate* 654 721.7 64 782.9 Roe Lee 955 591.6 51 580.2 Shear Brow & Corporation Park* 1260 709.8 77 853.9 Wensley Fold* 1017 768.9 72 790.9 West Pennine 445 685.8 35 461.6 Blackburn with Darwen 14,807 740 1,020 681.4
- Total Cases: the total number of people with a positive test since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
- Rates: shows the positive test rate per 100,000 people for each Blackburn with Darwen Electoral Ward and the final column highlighted shows the rate for the most recent week with complete data.
- Data Protection: Should the number of cases in any ward fall to five or fewer, the rate for that ward will show as blank for that specific week
- Who are our cases?
The graphic below shows the rate per 100,000 people by age group since 23rd December. These are seven day rolling total rates (not daily). The darker the shading from pale orange to dark purple / black, the greater the rate of infection in that age group
The heat map is telling us:
- Coronavirus is most prevalent in people aged 30-44 where the rate has increased over the last month by 85%.
- For older citizens aged 65+, the rate has increased to 583 per 100,000 residents aged >65 from a low of 349 per 100,000 residents aged >65 on 23rd December – this is a 67% increase
- Infections have increased across all age groups since Christmas.
- Blackburn with Darwen is now ranked the 52nd highest local authority for infection rates in England.
- For children and young people, the rate of infections has begun to increase from 168 per 100,000 from the 23rd December to 260 by the 15th January (+55%) in the most recent week where complete data is available.
Heat maps of age-specific case rates per 100,000 people. Rates are calculated excluding data from the last four days due to reporting delays.