The latest figures revealed a rise in cases of coronavirus infection in five regions in the northeast of the country.

Gateshead, Sunderland, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland recorded a jump in cases in the seven days through October 26.

In the seven northeastern local authority areas, Gateshead It currently has the highest infection rate, with an additional 776 cases recorded compared to the previous week.

Infection rates decreased in southern Tyneside and County Durham, but increased in North Tyneside, and although Northumberland has the lowest infection rate in the Northeast, they also increased slightly.


Newcastle and Sunderland each saw more than 900 new cases during the seven-day period.

The entire Northeast stays in Level 2 restrictionsWhich means that families cannot mix inside in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

Nationwide, while the Northwest Territories and Yorkshire remain the hardest hit, the Midlands is fast emerging as the next area of ​​major concern.

This comes at a time when official newspapers revealed today that the second wave of the Corona virus is now definitely worse than the “worst case scenario” of the government.

SAGE experts are convinced New National Lockdown Is The Only Chance to “Save Christmas”, Believing that it is now inevitable that the entire country will end up in some form of lockdown if we are to prevent more than 500 Covid deaths per day during the winter.

But scientists warn that the current level 3 expansion will not be enough to fight the virus.

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Conservative ministers are rejecting calls to impose a comprehensive national lockdown as in France but have not ruled out a new, tougher level 4 .

While the coronavirus rate in the UK has decreased for a second week, it is still as high as 1.5 in some areas.

The most recent statistics show the seven-day rolling rate per 100,000 people of new cases for the seven days through October 26.

The numbers are based on laboratory tests – the first pillar of the government testing program – and in the wider community – the second pillar.

Data for the last four days, 27-30 October, have been excluded because they are incomplete and do not reflect the true number of cases.

The list is based on public health data in England published on October 30th to the government Corona Virus Dashboard.

From left to right it reads: The name of the local authority; Average of new cases in the seven days through October 26; Number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days through October 26; Average of new cases in the seven days through October 19; Number (in parentheses) of new cases registered in the seven days through October 19.

Gateshead 384.1 (776), 262.8 (531)

Sunderland 327.7 (910), 300.0 (833)

Newcastle upon Tyne 325.9 (987), 299.2 (906)

North Tyneside 294.4 (612), 218.8 (455)

Durham County 278.8 (1478), 329.6 (1747)

South Tyneside 231.8 (350), 233.1 (352)

Northumberland 187.9 (606), 178.3 (575)