The 16 Sunderland areas with the highest Covid rates as cases more than double in the city
Covid cases have more than doubled in one week in Sunderland as Washington sees a surge number of people testing positive for the virus.
These are the 16 areas in Wearside with the highest Covid case rates recorded between Wednesday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 22, according to official figures.
In the seven-day period, 580 cases were confirmed in Sunderland – which has more than doubled from 241 the week before.
The case rate takes into account the number of people living in each area compared to the number of people who have tested positive for the virus and are measured by 100,000 people.
The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two). Pictures are for illustrative purposes only.