The fastest growing Covid hotspots in the North East as cases in the UK hit record highs

The number of positive Covid-19 tests in the UK hit a record high on Wednesday with a massive 183,037 cases, an increase of more than 50,000 from Tuesday.

And with Christmas over, many people are looking forward to their New Year celebration amid warnings from health officials to remain cautious.

In the Northeast, North Tyneside has seen the largest increase in new Covid cases, with the number of new cases rising from 549.6 per year. 100,000 to 963.3 in one week.

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South Tyneside followed closely with a rate of 405.6 in the week up to December 18, but in the week leading up to Christmas Day it jumped to 794.7.

Newcastle also saw a big jump with a rate of 558.0 per. 100,000, which crept up to 886.5 per. 100,000 a week later.

The list below shows the number of new cases in the seven days to 25 December together with the number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days to 25 December.

This is then compared with the number of new cases in the seven days to 18 December together with the number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days to 18 December.

These are the week-to-week hikes in the Northeast ranked from highest to lowest:

North Tyneside- 963.3, (2012) up from 549.6, (1148)

South Tyneside- 794.7, (1201) up from 405.6, (613)

Newcastle upon Tyne- 886.5, (2720) up from 558.0, (1712)

Gateshead- 784.8, (1585) up from 478.8, (967)

Northumberland- 797.7, (2583) up from 497.8, (1612)

Hartlepool- 639.4, (600) up from 344.2, (323)

Sunderland- 668.0, (1856) up from 382.2, (1062)

Darlington- 737.4, (792) up from 456.2, (490)

County Durham- 682.2, (3637) up from 481.9, (2569)

According to the latest figures from the government, 35 areas in the north-east currently have a case rate of more than 1,000 per. 100,000 people a week ending Christmas Eve.

North Gosfroth currently has the highest rate with 1,393.5 per share. 100,000 and is closely followed by Kingston Park and Dinnington with 1,366.8 per. 100,000.

Taking third place is Whitley Sands with a Covid case rate on 1,341.5 pr. 100,000.



Latest figures show that 35 areas in the northeastern part have case frequencies of more than 1,000 per.  100,000
Latest figures show that 35 areas in the northeastern part have case frequencies of more than 1,000 per. 100,000

Here are the 10 areas in the Northeast with the current highest cases:

North Gosforth- 1,393.5 pr. 100,000 with 142 total cases, an increase of 57 (67.1%)

Kingston Park & ​​Dinnington- 1,366.8 pr. 100,000 with 189 total cases, which is an increase of 52 (38.0%)

Whitley Sands- 1,341.5 pr. 100,000 with 81 total cases, which is an increase of 36 (80.0%)

Low Fell East – 1,274.1 pr. 100,000 with 94 total cases, which has increased by 57 (154.1%)

Wideopen & Seaton Burn- 1,238.1 pr. 100,000 with a total of 96 cases 96, which is an increase of 55 (134.1%)

Longhorsley, Hepscott & Capheaton- 1,235.6 pr. 100,000 with 108 total cases, which has increased by 25 (30.1%)

Hebburn North- 1,210.8 pr. 100,000 with 107 total cases, which is an increase of 71 (197.2%)

Woolsington & Airport- 1,192.7 pr. 100,000 with 115 total cases, which is an increase of 54 (88.5%)

Battle Hill West – 1,186.5 pr. 100,000 with 64 total cases, which has increased by 40 (166.7%)

Coxlodge & West Gosforth- 1,184.2 pr. 100,000 with 123 total cases, an increase of 45 (57.7%)

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