These are the areas of South Tyneside with the highest Covid-19 case rates as infections continue to rise.

The 12 areas in South Tyneside with the highest Covid-19 rates as cases continue to rise

As South Tyneside continues to see a rise in Covid-19 cases throughout March, we reveal the areas that are currently hit the hardest.

According to the latest government data, South Tyneside recorded a rate of 539.3 cases per 100,000 in the seven days leading up to March 20 – with 815 people testing positive for the virus.

By comparison, at the start of the month, the borough had a rate of 207.8 per 100,000 people, equating to 314 cases over the seven day period leading up to March 1.

Currently, Fellgate and Hedworth are the worst affected areas, with a rate of 850.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the last five days is unavailable as it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Here we reveal the areas of South Tyneside where Covid-19 cases that have seen the biggest increase in cases in the week leading up to March 20.

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