These are the areas of South Tyneside with the lowest Covid-19 case rates.

The 12 areas of South Tyneside with the fewest Covid infections as cases hit the lowest since the start of March

As Covid-19 cases reach the lowest they have been since the start of March, we reveal the areas of the borough with the least infections.

According to the latest government data, South Tyneside recorded a rate of 259.4 cases per 100,000 in the seven days leading up to April 20 – with 392 people testing positive for the virus.

Cases have been dropping throughout April after they began rising from March 9 when the borough had a rate of 270.6 cases per 100,000 people, equating to 409 cases over the seven-day period.

Currently, Hebburn South has the lowest case rate, with 133.2 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 have seen the biggest drop in the week leading up to April 20.

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