The 17 areas with the highest coronavirus rates in Sunderland

These are the 17 areas in Sunderland with the highest coronavirus infection rates.

South Hylton currently has the highest infection rate with a rolling rate of 412.9 per 100,000 people and is followed by Southwick which has a rate of 388.9.

Data from Public Health England shows the seven–day rolling rate of new cases in different wards across the country and identifies several areas in the city which have a higher case rate compared to the England average.

The map shows across Sunderland, North Hylton, Lakeside and Farrington, Pallion South and High Barnes and Town End Farm also have rates that are over 300 per 100,000 people.

Overall, Sunderland recorded 589 coronavirus cases – a drop of 26.3% – giving it an infection rate of 212.2

It comes as Boris Johnson prepares to announce how the lockdown in England will be lifted and when.

In the next couple of days, the Prime Minister will review the first concrete data about the impact of vaccines on Covid cases, hospital admissions and deaths.

(The figures are taken from the UK Government’s Covid-19 map, with the figures correct for the week ending February 13. Infection rates are based on the number of cases, per week, for every 100,000 residents)

South Hylton- 412.9 (27 cases up by 22.7%)

Southwick- 388.9 (29 cases down by 14.7%)

North Hylton- 339.8 (28 cases down by 6.7%)

Lakeside and Farrington- 333.6 (23 cases up by 21.1%)

Pallion South and High Barnes- 328.7 (19 cases up by 35.7%)

Town End Farm- 314.0 (26 cases down by 31.6%)

Ryhope- 272.1 (25 cases up by 19.0%)

Seaburn- 268.4 (18 cases up by 50.0%)

Hylton Red House and Marley Pots- 250.5 (22 down by 31.2%)

Pallion North- 244.7 (17 cases down by 39.3%)

Houghton Town- 242.5 (21 cases down by 36.4%)

Hetton-le-Hole South- 234.2 (17 cases down by 34.6%)

Hendon and Docks- 232.2 (19 cases down by 13.6%)

Newbottle and Penshaw- 223.2 (17 cases down by 10.5%)

Pennywell and Grindon- 223.0 (20 cases down by 48.7%)

Hall Farm 216.6 (12 cases down by 33.3%)

Springwell and Usworth- 206.9 (12 cases down by 20.0%)

Chronicle Live – Sunderland