Sunderland remains among the 20 worst coronavirus hotspots in England after 491 new weekly cases

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The data, for the seven days through September 28, is based on tests done in laboratories (first pillar of the government’s testing program) and in the wider community (second pillar).

They show that Sunderland recorded 491 new cases during that period, the equivalent of 176.8 per 100,000 people, compared with a rate of 159.5 per 100,000 in the previous seven days.

The latest figures indicate Sunderland has the 13th seven-day moving average out of 343 UK authorities.

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A patient’s COVID-19 swab is pulled from a sterile test tube while lab technicians perform a diagnostic test for coronavirus. Photo: Ben Birchall / PA Cable

Newcastle continues to see a sharp increase in the number of cases, with 750 new infections, a rate of 247.7 per 100,000, up from 195.2 in the previous seven days. The city is now ranked fifth in the country by infection rate.

The data for the last three days (29 September-1 October) were excluded as incomplete and probably to be revised.

Burnley continues to have the highest rate in England, with 302 new cases registered in the seven days through September 28, the equivalent of 339.6 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 219.3 per 100,000 in the seven days to September 21.

Sunderland’s latest infection rate has been announced.

Liverpool have the second highest rate, from 215.2 to 278.5, with 1,387 new cases.

Knowsley is in third place, where the rate jumped from 227.4 to 273.8, with 413 new cases.

The list was calculated by the PA news agency and is based on Public Health England data published Oct. 1 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

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Here is the complete list. From left to right it reads: name of the local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days until September 28; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days up to 28 September; rate of new cases in the seven days to 21 September; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days up to 21 September.

Newcastle upon Tyne 247.7 (750), 195.2 (591)

Sunderland 176.8 (491), 159.5 (443)

South Tyneside 168.9 (255), 215.3 (325)

Northumberland 138.6 (447), 101.7 (328)

Hartlepool 132.4 (124), 91.8 (86)

North Tyneside 127.0 (264), 112.1 (233)

Gateshead 123.2 (249), 143.0 (289)

Middlesbrough 117.0 (165), 68.8 (97)

Darlington 104.9 (112), 41.2 (44)

Stockton-on-Tees 93.2 (184), 59.3 (117)

County Durham 89.8 (476), 72.8 (386)

Redcar and Cleveland 64.2 (88), 44.5 (61)

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