These are the areas of South Tyneside where Covid-19 cases are falling the fastest.

These are the 12 areas of South Tyneside where Covid-19 cases are falling the fastest

Despite Covid-19 case rates remaining very high across the borough, South Tyneside is starting to see a drop in infections – here we reveal the areas where cases are falling the fastest.

The recent surge in Covid-19 cases peaked in South Tyneside on January 8 according to official Government figures.

In the seven days leading up to January 8, the borough recorded a case rate 2,771.7 per 100,000 people, with 4,189 positive cases in that period.

Just four days later on January 12, South Tyneside has seen a rapid drop in cases with a rate of 2,010.8 per 100,000 people – resulting in 3,039 cases recorded.

According to latest figures, Westoe has seen the sharpest drop in cases, with 42.2% less cases in the seven days leading up to January 12.

Data for the last five days is not included as it may not yet be complete or accurate.

Here we reveal the areas of South Tyneside where Covid-19 cases are falling the fastest.

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