Areas in South Tyneside with the highest and lowest Covid case rates

The South Tyneside areas with the highest and lowest Covid rates ahead of Boris Johnson's lockdown roadmap announcement

Ahead of Boris Johnson’s announcement on the roadmap to ease lockdown, we take a look at the areas in South Tyneside which have the highest and lowest Covid rates.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 1:31 pm

In the seven days up to February 16, South Tyneside recorded 216 positive cases compared to 776 in the seven days up to January 5 – the day lockdown rules came into force.

As the Prime Minister set to outline the roadmap to easing lockdown today (Monday, February 22), we reveal which areas have the highest and lowest Covid rates in the seven days up to Tuesday, February 16.

The case rate takes into account the number of people living in each area compared to the number of people who have tested positive for the virus and are measured by 100,000 people.

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). Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.

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