Updated: 19.01.21 at 18:45
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 14,407 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Blackburn with Darwen since the outbreak began.
- This is roughly equal to 96 people out of every 1000 that live in the Borough.
- In the 7 days to the 13th January 2021, 1,014 people tested positive for COVID, which represents a weekly rate of 677.4 cases per 100,000 residents.
- In the week ending 13 January 2021, 19.3% 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 09 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 one ward now has an infection rate of more than 500 per 100,000 people (this was zero before Christmas)
- The seven day infection rate for all wards (BwD as a whole) is now 740.4 people 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 02/01/21 Cases in seven days to 09/01/21 Rate/100k in seven days to 09/01/21 Audley & Queen's Park 1133 516.9 86 793.8 Bastwell & Daisyfield 1225 651.8 84 977.7 Billinge & Beardwood 965 403.4 39 437 Blackburn Central 979 793.2 55 614.5 Blackburn South & Lower Darwen 699 1027.9 63 799.5 Blackburn South East 707 361.3 66 662.4 Darwen East 614 593.3 74 784.1 Darwen South 595 836.8 75 965.5 Darwen West 718 796.8 99 1160.1 Ewood 671 723.1 62 622.7 Little Harwood & Whitebirk 977 664.5 54 618.7 Livesey with Pleasington 508 804.5 55 737.5 Mill Hill & Moorgate 597 526.0 57 697.2 Roe Lee 916 671.2 47 534.7 Shear Brow & Corporation Park 1203 343.8 70 776.3 Wensley Fold 969 637.1 70 768.9 West Pennine 427 540.8 52 685.8 Blackburn with Darwen as a whole 13905 632.8 1108 740.4
- 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 17th 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 16-29 where the rate has increased over the last month by 257%.
- For older citizens aged 65+, the rate has begun to increase to 671 per 100,000 residents aged >65 from a low of 179 per 100,000 residents aged >65 on 17th December – this is a 275% increase
- Infections have increased across all age groups since Christmas.
- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is now ranked the 82nd highest local authority for infection rates in England.
- For children and young people, the rate of infections has begun to increase from 133 per 100,000 from the 17th December to 257 by the 9th January (+93%) 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.