ONE area of Barnsley has seen almost 80 cases of coronavirus in the last week, according to the latest figures.

Data has now been made available at local level, and shows Wilthorpe and Barugh Green, and Dodworth, to have had 79 and 65 cases in the last seven days respectively.

A seven-day rolling rate is also available, with Dodworth’s rate scaled up to per 100,000 people at 1,061.4 - showing the distribution of cases among the village’s population.

Other areas with high rates are Mapplewell and Staincross, where 60 people have been tested positive - a rate of 738.6 per 100,000 - and Lundwood which has had 58 cases confirmed - a rate of 720.7 per 100,000.

Cudworth Village (32), Shafton and Upper Cudworth (34), Goldthorpe (35), Royston West (38), Grimethorpe and Brierley (40), Darton and Kexborough (42), Worsbrough Common (45), Monk Bretton (49), Hoyland (49), Bolton (54), Penistone (55), Worsbrough (55), Athersley (57), Wath (57), Elsecar (58), Honeywell (60), Brampton (61), Thurnscoe (63) have all seen rates of more than 500 per 100,000 in the last week.

At the other end of the scale, Kendray (25), Ardsley and Stairfoot (28), Ingbirchworth (28), Royston East and Carlton (32), Darfield and Great Houghton (32), Wombwell North (33), Birdwell (35), Wombwell South (37), Barnsley town centre (57) have all seen rates less than 500 per 100,000.

Barnsley, which was sent into tier three lockdown restrictions last weekend, has the highest rate in South Yorkshire at 548.9 per 100,000 - a total of 1,355 cases.

Director of public health, Julia Burrows, said: “We want to do everything we can to identify and support as many people as we can who have been identified by the Test and Trace system and who need to self-isolate.

“Here in Barnsley, as well as across South Yorkshire, cases are spreading across all age groups, with increasing hospitalisations, intensive care admissions and deaths.

“I want people to be aware that if they receive this message, it is genuine and that they need to take action to prevent transmitting this very serious virus throughout our communities.”