These are the areas of the Sunderland with the biggest increase in Covid-19 infections as children went back to school.

The 12 areas of Sunderland with the biggest rise of Covid infection rates as pupils went back to school

As pupils across the country return to the classroom following the summer holidays, we reveal the areas of Sunderland with the highest Covid-19 infection rates for the first week of September.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 1:21 pm

Coronavirus cases in Sunderland increased throughout the first week of September as many children returned to school.

Since the start of the month, a further 1,192 Covid-19 cases have been recorded across Wearside.

That gives a coronavirus case rate of 429 cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the last five days is not included as it may not yet be complete or accurate.

Here we reveal the areas of Sunderland that have the highest Covid-19 case rates per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to September 7.

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