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These are the areas of Sunderland with the highest Covid-19 case rates as infections rose over the Christmas period.

The 12 areas in and around Sunderland with the highest Covid-19 case rates as infections soar over the Christmas period

Covid-19 cases have soared across Wearside throughout the Christmas period, with the case rate more than doubling in one week – here we reveal the worst affected areas.

Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 12:08 pm

Sunderland has seen a huge jump in Covid-19 infections during the Christmas period, with 3,323 cases recorded in the seven days leading up to December 29.

Latest figures show that in the same week, Wearside now has a Covid-19 case rate of 1,196 per 100,000 people.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to December 22, 1,405 cases were recorded which results in a rate of 505.7 per 100,000 people.

This means that Sunderland’s Covid-19 infection rates has more than doubled over the course of the Christmas period.

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

These are the areas of Sunderland with the highest Covid-19 infections in the seven days leading up to December 29.

By comparison, in the seven days leading up to December 22, 1,405 cases were recorded which results in a rate of 505.7 per 100,000 people.

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