These are the areas in Sunderland with the lowest Covid case rates

14 areas in and around Sunderland with Covid case rates below the national average

Sunderland still has the highest Covid case rate out of the seven surrounding North East local authorities – but there are a number of areas in the city where infection rates are below the national average.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 4:22 pm

These are the 14 areas in and around Wearside with the lowest Covid case rates recorded between Wednesday, January 20, and Tuesday, January 26, according to official figures.

In the seven-day period, 868 confirmed cases were confirmed in Sunderland – which is down from 1,069 the week before.

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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