Covid rates are falling in most South Tyneside neighbourhoods./ Photo: coronavirus.data.gov.uk

How well is lockdown in South Tyneside working? The areas where Covid infections fell the fastest in the first week of February

Is lockdown in South Tyneside working?

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 10:29 am

Official Government figures show that since the start of January the seven-day rate of positive Covid cases per 100,000 people in South Tyneside has dropped from 496.1 (on January 1) to 176.8 (on February 4).

South Tyneside has now been in a lockdown for almost six weeks and the latest figures show 17 out of 23 neighbourhoods have seen a drop in infections in the latest seven-day period.

Here we reveal which neighbourhoods have seen the biggest drop in case rates per 100,000 people between January 28 and February 4.

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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