These are the areas of South Tyneside with the highest Covid-19 case rates as infections rose over the Christmas period.

The 12 areas of South Tyneside with the highest Covid-19 case rates as infections soar over the Christmas period

Covid-19 cases have soared across the borough throughout the Christmas period, with the case rate more than doubling in one week – here we reveal the worst affected areas.

South Tyneside has seen a huge jump in Covid-19 infections during the Christmas period, with 1,958 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to December 29.

Latest figures show that in the same week, the borough now has a Covid-19 case rate of 1,295.5 per 100,000 people.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to December 22, 871 cases were recorded which results in a rate of 576.3 per 100,000 people.

This means that South Tyneside’s Covid-19 infection rates has more than doubled over the course of the Christmas period.

Data for the last five days is not included as it may not yet be complete or accurate.

These are the areas of South Tyneside with the highest Covid-19 infections in the seven days leading up to December 29.

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