These are the areas of South Tyneside with the highest Covid case rates on the anniversary of the first lockdown.

The 12 areas in South Tyneside with the highest Covid rates on the two-year anniversary of the first lockdown

Two years on from the first Covid lockdown, we take a look at the areas of South Tyneside with the highest case rates.

According to latest government data, South Tyneside recorded a rate of 434.1 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to March 17 – with 656 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, Cleadon and East Boldon are the worst affected areas, with a rate of 647.1 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 17.

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