South Tyneside’s weekly coronavirus case rate more than doubles, latest figures show

The rolling seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases in South Tyneside has more than doubled, as seven new cases are confirmed in one week.

By Ryan Smith
Friday, 21st August 2020, 3:17 pm

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two) and record confirmed cases for the seven-day period to Saturday, August 15.

South Tyneside’s latest case rate is recorded as 4.6 per 100,000 people for that time period, with seven new confirmed cases of Covid-19 over the seven days.

The rolling rate is based on Public Health England data published on Tuesday, August 18 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.

South Tyneside's weekly Covid-19 case rate more than doubles, according to Public Health England figures.

The new number is an increase of 2.6 from the previous seven-day period – up to Saturday, August 8 – where the case rate was 2.0 per 100,000 people, with three cases recorded.

These are the latest weekly case rates for the North East, according to the list compiled by the PA news agency.

From left to right, the list shows the rate and number – in brackets – of new cases recorded up to August 15, followed by the same data for the seven days up to August 8.

County Durham 7.5 (40), 2.1 (11)

South Tyneside's weekly Covid-19 case rate more than doubles, according to Public Health England figures.

Darlington 1.9 (2), 1.9 (2)

Gateshead 7.9 (16), 4.9 (10)

Hartlepool 7.5 (7), 6.4 (6)

Middlesbrough 19.9 (28), 26.2 (37)

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Newcastle 15.5 (47), 5.0 (15)

North Tyneside 8.2 (17), 3.4 (7)

Northumberland 5.6 (18), 2.2 (7)

Redcar & Cleveland 5.1 (7), 0.0 (0)

South Tyneside 4.6 (7), 2.0 (3)

Stockton 4.1 (8), 5.1 (10)

Sunderland 7.2 (20), 7.6 (21)

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