These are the areas of Sunderland with the highest Covid-19 case rates on the second anniversary of the first Covid lockdown.

The 12 areas in and around Sunderland with the highest Covid rates on the two-year anniversary of the first lockdown

Two years on from the first Covid lockdown, we take a look at the areas of Sunderland with the highest case rates.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2022, 12:03 pm

According to latest government data, Sunderland recorded a rate of 579.8 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to March 17 – with 1,611 testing positive for the virus.

By comparison, at the start of the month, the Wearside had a rate of 221 per 100,000 people, equating to 614 cases over the seven day period leading up to March 1.

Currently, Springwell and Usworth in Washington is the worst affected area, with a rate of 916.6 cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the last five days is unavailable as it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Here we reveal the areas of Sunderland where Covid-19 cases that have seen the biggest increase in cases in the week leading up to March 17.

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