Sunderland's latest Covid-19 case rate updated in fresh figures - this is where the city ranks

Public Health England has released the latest coronavirus case rates for each local authority area in England.

Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 4:39 pm

The latest information on new Covid-19 cases was released on Thursday, July 2 and combines both pillar one and pillar two data.

This means that the figures are based on both testing in laboratories and in the wider community.

The data shows that Sunderland’s latest coronavirus rate – for the week ending Sunday, June 28 – stands at 1.8 cases per 100,000 of the city population.

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The number of cases per population in Sunderland is far lower than in Leicester where a local lockdown has been enforced

This is no change from the figure for the previous week – as released on Wednesday, July 1 – which also stood at 1.8.

Out of 145 local authorities, Sunderland is at the lower end of the scale for case rates, sitting at 113th in the country.

Leicester, which was placed into a ‘local lockdown’ this week by the Government, comes at first position in the list.

The city’s most recent Covid-19 rate is 141.3 for the week ending June 28.

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Middlesbrough and Hartlepool currently have the highest case rates per 100,000 people in the North East at 6.4 each. The local authorities are in 49th and 51st places respectively.

Here are the latest Covid rates for the week ending Sunday, June 28. The previous case rate for the week ending Sunday, June 21 is in brackets:

Gateshead 0.5 (3.5)

South Tyneside 0.7 (0.0)

Darlington 0.9 (4.7)

Sunderland 1.8 (1.8)

Northumberland 2.2 (3.4)

North Tyneside 2.9 (4.9)

Newcastle upon Tyne 3.7 (5.3)

County Durham 4.6 (5.1)

Redcar & Cleveland 5.1 (0.7)

Stockton-on-Tees 5.6 (14.7)

Hartlepool 6.4 (4.3)

Middlesbrough 6.4 (7.8)

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