Sunderland weekly Covid-19 case rate stays steady, according to Public Health England figures

Sunderland’s coronavirus case rate remains steady, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 4:47 pm

A report is now being released every week, showing the latest Covid-19 case rates per 100,000 population by local authority area.

According to the latest data – released on Thursday, July 23 – Sunderland’s case rate for the week ending Sunday, July 19 remains at 2.5 – the same rate as the seven days prior.

The figure combines both pillar one and pillar two testing.

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Public Health England will release the case rates each week.

Pillar one tests take place in a laboratory setting, while pillar two covers tests carried out in the wider community.

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The latest figures show that a number of upper-tier local in the North East have seen an increase in the number of cases.

According to the latest statistics, Middlesbrough has the highest case rate at 5.7 – up from 2.1.

Sunderland's latest coronavirus case rate has been revealed by Public Health England.

Blackburn with Darwen now has the highest case rate in England, with 79.2, having overtaken Leicester.

These are the latest Covid-19 case rates for the North East (July 13-July 19) alongside the numbers for the previous weeks:

(Local authority area: week 29, week 28, week 27)

South Tyneside: 0.7 (2.7) (0.7)

North Tyneside: 1.0 (2.4) (1.0)

Stockton-on-Tees: 1.5 (2.5) (4.6)

Northumberland: 1.6 (1.6) (3.1)

County Durham: 2.1 (2.7) (1.9)

Gateshead: 2.5 (3.5) (1.5)

Sunderland: 2.5 (2.5) (0.7)

Darlington: 2.8 (1.9) (0.9)

Redcar & Cleveland: 2.9 (1.5) (0.7)

Newcastle upon Tyne: 3.7 (3.3) (2.0)

Hartlepool: 4.3 (2.1) (2.1)

Middlesbrough: 5.7 (2.1) (2.9)

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