Sunderland Covid map shows how well city has done in fighting virus

Just four areas in Sunderland have recorded more than two Covid cases over a seven-day period.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 12:35 pm
Sunderland Covid map
Sunderland Covid map

The most recent figures show 47 people tested positive for the virus in the local authority in the seven days up to May 1.

With a rolling rate of 16.9 per 100,000 people, Sunderland is just slightly above the UK average and the Government’s Covid map show just four areas where more than two Covid cases have been confirmed.

Pennywell and Grindon has the highest rolling rate in the local authority at 100.3 cases per 100,000 people – with a total of nine people testing positive.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

In Thorney Close and Plains Farm five people tested positive, while three people test positive in Pallion North and a further three in the Concord and Sulgrave ward.

In surrounding areas of Sunderland, three people tested positive for coronavirus in South Murton and South Hetton while four more people were confirmed as having the virus in Peterlee South.

Sunderland City Council has continued to remind the public that while Covid figures are continuing to fall, city residents need to continue to follow the rules set out by the Government.

"The fact that we've managed to make such good progress is very much down to everyone in our city doing their best to follow the rules and take up their vaccinations when they're invited to do.

"We all want to get back to doing the things we used to be able to do and the fastest way to get there is by sticking to the guidelines in place to keep us all safe."

On Monday, April 12, a wave of restrictions were eased allowing gyms, hairdressers and non-essential retailers to reopen as well as enabling cafes restaurants and beer gardens to serve customers outdoors.

The third stage of the Government’s roadmap is scheduled for Monday, May 17, which will see pubs and restaurants open indoors and restrictions on social contact eased.

Support your Echo and become a subscriber today. Enjoy unlimited access to local news, the latest on SAFC and new puzzles every day. With a digital subscription, you can see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Click here to subscribe.