Coronavirus cases in South Tyneside: which age groups have the highest infection rates after six weeks of lockdown?

These are the age groups that have the highest infection rates in South Tyneside after being in a national lockdown for six weeks.

Those aged 60 and above are considered high risk by the NHS, while those aged 70 and over or the clinically vulnerable account for 88% of deaths.

Nationally, it’s the older age groups that still have the highest infection rates after weeks of lockdown, according to Government figures.

So what age groups in South Tyneside have the highest Covid-19 infection rates in the seven days up to February 10?

These are the age groups in South Tyneside with the highest Covid-19 infection rates in the seven days up to February 10.

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People aged 25 to 29-years-old

The highest Covid-19 infections across the borough were discovered in those aged 25 to 29-years-old.

The age group had a rate of 290.2 cases per 100,000 people.

People aged 20 to 24-years-old

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Those aged 20 to 24-year-old were the second highest age group for Covid-19 infections across South Tyneside.

The case rate stood at 282.1 per 100,000 people.

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People aged 50 to 54-years-old

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Third on the list for South Tyneside are those aged between 50 and 54-years-old.

The Covid-19 infection rate among the age group was 214.5 per 100,000 people.

People aged 90+

The fourth highest age group for coronavirus infections was those aged 90 and over.

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The Covid-19 infection rate among those who are most at risk was 214.1 per 100,000 people.

People aged 45 to 49-years-old

The fifth worst affected age group was those aged between 45 and 49-years-old.

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In the week leading up to February 10, the case rate was 209.9 per 100,000 people.

How South Tyneside compares to the rest of the North East

Regionally, people aged 35 to 39-years-old are the hardest hit by Covid, with a rate of 299.2 per 100,000 people.

Those aged 30 to 34 are second with a rate of 260.9, people aged 40 to 44 are third with a rate of 252.5 and people aged 25 to 29 are fourth with a rate of 243.7 per 100,000 people.

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Despite younger people being the most affected in South Tyneside, case rates in the borough are similar to the North East average.

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