These are the areas of South Tyneside were Covid cases rose the fastest throughout the third week of October.

South Tyneside areas where Covid infections rose the fastest in the third week of October

As Covid-19 infections continue to rise across the borough, we reveal the areas of South Tyneside that saw the fastest rise throughout the third week of October.

Thursday, 28th October 2021, 3:19 pm

Nearly 80% of England’s adult population are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and more than 11% have had their booster dose in time for winter.

Tens of thousands of people are still testing positive every day.

Hospitalisations and deaths continue to rise too. Latest Government figures show almost 7,000 people are in hospital with the disease, of which 799 are in medical ventilation beds. There have now also been 122,145 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test.

Neighbourhoods across England are also reporting high infection rates. There are now 250 neighbourhoods that have an infection rate above 1,000 per 100,000 people.

In South Tyneside there have been 665 positive cases in the seven days to October 22. This is a rate of 440 per 100,000 people.

As cases continue to rise across the country, we reveal which neighbourhoods in South Tyneside saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people.

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