The North East’s latest coronavirus infection rates as cases fall in every area

Coronavirus cases are falling across the North East, latest figures have shown.

According to the statistics, every local authority in the region has seen a drop in Covid infection rates for the seven days to November 8.

In North Tyneside, the rate of new cases fell over a week from 710.5 to 546.3 and the number of new cases dropped from 1,484 to 1,141.

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Meanwhile, in Gateshead the number of new cases decreased from 1,030 to 793, and in Northumberland the number went from 1,703 to 1,291.

There were also fewer cases in all other North East council areas.

The figures are based on the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in either a lab-reported or rapid lateral flow test, by specimen date.

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people. Data for the most recent four days (November 9-12) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 66 (18%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates but 310 (82%) have seen a fall and one is unchanged.

The five UK areas with the biggest week-on-week rises are – Perth & Kinross (up from 241.6 to 488.4), Orkney Islands (482.1 to 674.1), Inverclyde (293.3 to 436.0), Angus (382.5 to 512.9) and Dumfries & Galloway (358.8 to 486.9).

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency using data published on November 12 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Latest Covid rates for North East local authority areas

It reads, from left to right: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 8; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 1; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 1.

  • North Tyneside , 546.3, (1141), 710.5, (1484)
  • South Tyneside , 417.5, (631), 509.5, (770)
  • Northumberland , 398.7, (1291), 525.9, (1703)
  • Gateshead , 392.7, (793), 510.0, (1030)
  • County Durham , 360.9, (1924), 454.3, (2422)
  • Sunderland , 358.5, (996), 461.0, (1281)
  • Newcastle , 325.3, (998), 419.5, (1287)

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Chronicle Live – Sunderland