How South Tyneside's weekly infection rate compares to North East as government calls tier 3 talks
The latest weekly statistics show that a rate of 235.1 per 100,000 people, which equals 355 positive cases, was recorded in the most up-to-date statistics, compared to 245.1 per 100,000 people or 370 cases in the week before.
The numbers put the borough in 62nd place out of all council areas across England.
The figures, for the seven days to October 18, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).
The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.
Data for the most recent four days (October 19-22) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.
The numbers continue to fall in the areas with the highest rates in England.
In Knowsley, 1,000 new cases were recorded in the seven days to October 18 – the equivalent of 662.9 cases per 100,000 people.
This is down from 700.6 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to October 11.
Nottingham has the second highest rate, but this is down sharply from 926.7 to 610.1, with 2,031 new cases.
Liverpool is in third place, where the rate has dropped from 681.1 to 582.5, with 2,901 new cases.
Case rates have also continued to decrease in the cities of Newcastle, Exeter, Sheffield, Manchester and Oxford.
Areas recording big jumps in their seven-day rates include Rossendale (up from 324.6 to 535.8, with 383 new cases); Barnsley (up from 279.9 to 454.5, with 1,122 new cases); and Blackpool (up from 288.3 to 420.2, with 586 new cases).
The list has been calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published on October 22 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.
Here is the North East list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 18; rate of new cases in the seven days to October 11; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to October 11.
Stockton-on-Tees 356.7 (704), 342.5 (676)
Middlesbrough 349.0 (492), 280.9 (396)
Hartlepool 348.1 (326), 273.3 (256)
County Durham 329.2 (1745), 338.1 (1792)
Sunderland 321.9 (894), 299.2 (831)
Newcastle upon Tyne 313.1 (948), 466.6 (1413)
Darlington 286.5 (306), 206.9 (221)
Redcar and Cleveland 280.7 (385), 210.7 (289)
Gateshead 258.8 (523), 255.4 (516)
South Tyneside 235.1 (355), 245.1 (370)
North Tyneside 210.7 (438), 251.5 (523)
Northumberland 175.5 (566), 175.5 (566)
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