Sunderland’s weekly coronavirus rate is still rising

The latest data, for the seven days through October 4, is based on tests carried out in laboratories (first pillar of the government’s testing program) and in the wider community (second pillar).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the last three days (5-7 October) were excluded as incomplete and likely to be revised.

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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

Sunderland recorded 793 new cases, the equivalent of 285.6 per 100,000 people, up from 274 per 100,000 in the seven days to October 3, and from 215.7 in the seven days to September 27.

The city currently has the 17th highest weekly rate in England.

Knowsley now has the highest rate in England, with 867 new cases registered in the seven days to 4 October, the equivalent of 574.7 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up sharply from 334.7 per 100,000 in the seven days to September 27.

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Sunderland’s latest infection rate has been announced.

Liverpool have the second-highest rate, which rose from 342.3 to 551.6, with 2,747 new cases.

Manchester is in third place, where the rate has also increased significantly, from 307.0 to 541.5 with 2,994 new cases.

Other areas that experience big leaps in their seven-day rates include Nottingham (from 94.3 to 496.8, with 1,654 new cases); Newcastle (from 298.9 to 479.8, with 1,453 new cases); Leeds (from 170.3 to 363.5, with 2,883 new cases); and Sheffield (from 120.9 to 358.2, with 2,095 new cases).

The list was calculated by the PA news agency and is based on British public health data published Wednesday, Oct.7 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

Here is the complete list of the North East. From left to right it reads: name of the local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to 4 October; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days up to 4 October; rate of new cases in the seven days to September 27; number (in brackets) of new cases registered in the seven days up to 27 September.

Newcastle upon Tyne 479.8 (1453), 298.9 (905)

Sunderland 285.6 (793), 215.7 (599)

South Tyneside 266.9 (403), 221.9 (335)

Middlesbrough 250.4 (353), 136.2 (192)

Hartlepool 243.4 (228), 153.7 (144)

Gateshead 232.1 (469), 162.3 (328)

Stockton-on-Tees 228.5 (451), 100.8 (199)

North Tyneside 226.5 (471), 156.3 (325)

County Durham 193.6 (1026), 110.5 (586)

Northumberland 177.4 (572), 170.6 (550)

Darlington 171.3 (183), 103.9 (111)

Redcar and Cleveland 169.2 (232), 70.7 (97)

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