Latest weekly rate for coronavirus cases in Sunderland revealed

The rolling seven-day rate of new coronavirus cases in Sunderland has dropped slightly, as 20 new cases are confirmed in one week.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 12:44 pm

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) and record confirmed cases for the seven-day period to Saturday, August 15.

Sunderland’s latest case rate is recorded as being at 7.2 per 100,000 people for that time period, with 20 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 over the seven days.

The rolling rate is based on Public Health England data published on Tuesday, August 18 on the Government’s coronavirus online dashboard.

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Sunderland's weekly Covid-19 case rate has slightly dropped.

Here are the latest weekly case rates for the North East, according to the list compiled by the PA news agency.

From left to right, the list shows the rate and number – in brackets – of new cases recorded up to August 15, followed by the same data for the seven days up to August 8.

County Durham 7.5 (40), 2.1 (11)

Darlington 1.9 (2), 1.9 (2)

Gateshead 7.9 (16), 4.9 (10)

Hartlepool 7.5 (7), 6.4 (6)

Middlesbrough 19.9 (28), 26.2 (37)

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Newcastle 15.5 (47), 5.0 (15)

North Tyneside 8.2 (17), 3.4 (7)

Northumberland 5.6 (18), 2.2 (7)

Redcar & Cleveland 5.1 (7), 0.0 (0)

South Tyneside 4.6 (7), 2.0 (3)

Stockton 4.1 (8), 5.1 (10)

Sunderland 7.2 (20), 7.6 (21)

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