How many Covid cases are there in Newcastle? Areas where coronavirus infections rose fastest in the past week

Covid rates are rising in some parts of Newcastle, here’s what we know from the latest government statistics.
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Coronavirus infections are rising across the UK, including in parts of Newcastle.

In the seven days up to 17 March, 1,789 people in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne area tested positive for Covid.

At the week ending 10 March, there were 410,173 positive cases in the UK. This was a rise of 56 per cent from the previous week.

Scotland had the highest case rate out of the UK nations in the week up to 10 March with  1447.6 cases per 100,000 residents.

The next highest was Northern Ireland, which had 842.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Wales had the lowest case rate of the UK nations, with 268.8 cases per 100,000 residents.

The Covid figures include positive results from both PCR and lateral flow tests.

Included in the stats are people infected with Covid-19 for the first time as well as reinfections.

At neighbourhood level, Covid-19 case rates have been published for the week to 10 March.

These are the 10 neighbourhoods in Newcastle with the biggest rise in case rates in the past week.

1. Walker North

Walker North had 506.5 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 183.3% from the week before.

2. Scotswood

Scotswood had 470.3 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 177.8% from the week before.

3. North Jesmond

North Jesmond had 540.9 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 131.8% from the week before.

4. Westerhope

Westerhope had 584.5 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 110.4% from the week before.

5. Coxlodge and West Gosforth

Coxlodge and West Gosforth had 770.2 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 105.1% from the week before.

6. Blakelaw

Blakelaw had 404.9 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 92.4% from the week before.

7. Kingston Park and Dinnington

Kingston Park and Dinnington had 679.8 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 88.0% from the week before.

8. South Gosforth

South Gosforth had 806.0 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 83.3% from the week before.

9. Throckley and Newburn

Throckley and Newburn had 298.9 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 82.4% from the week before.

10. Benwell

Benwell had 270.8 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in the latest week, a rise of 76.9% from the week before.

The rise in case rates across some areas of Newcastle comes at a time when more Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted.

As of 4am on 18 March, all unvaccinated passengers entering the UK will no longer need to take a Covid-19 test.

This decision, along with the move to scrap passenger locator forms, means that all Covid-19 travel restrictions for passengers entering the UK have now been removed.

This comes less than a week before the two year anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020.

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