Covid in Newcastle: are we in a better or worse situation than last Christmas?

The vaccination drive has helped death rates (Image: Getty Images) The vaccination drive has helped death rates (Image: Getty Images)
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This is how Covid-19 rates across Tyneside have changed from December 2020 to December 2021

The arrival of the Omicron Covid-19 variant in the UK over recent weeks has seen an all-time high in new cases across the country.

The rampant strain of the virus continues to spread and has left the Government considering implementing another lockdown.

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On Monday the Prime Minister said he was reluctant to re-implement restrictions but would "reserve the possibility" that it may be needed.

This time last year Newcastle, and the rest of the country, was in a state of lockdown with many families separated for Christmas.

Despite cases rising faster than ever before, the situation this year is a lot different to that of 12 months ago.

The vaccine rollout has had a huge impact on the number of deaths and hospitalisations across Tyneside.

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Based on analysis of UK Government data we reveal how the pandemic has changed across Newcastle over the last year.

The analysis covers the time period 13 December 2020 to 13 December 2021.

How many positive cases are there in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside?

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Case rates are dramatically higher in all local authorities than they were last December.

This year, on December 13, Newcastle recorded 65 new Covid-19 cases, compared to just 22 in 2020.

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In Gateshead, there were 165 new Covid-19 cases recorded this year and 28 in 2020.

In North Tyneside, there were 184 new Covid-19 cases recorded this year and 36 in 2020.

In South Tyneside, there were 91 new Covid-19 cases recorded this year and 50 in 2020.

Case numbers are based on the number of new cases by specimen date.

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How has the death rate changed in Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside?

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The vaccine rollout has seen deaths plummet in the last year but thousands of deaths have still been recorded across the UK, including many across Newcastle.

In Newcastle, the death rate per 100,000 people on December 13 in 2021 was 1.3, in 2020 it was 2.9.

In Gateshead, the death rate per 100,000 people on December 13 in 2021 was 1.5, in 2020 it was 2.5.

In North Tyneside, the death rate per 100,000 people on December 13 in 2021 was 1, in 2020 it was 7.2.

In South Tyneside, the death rate per 100,000 people on December 13 in 2021 was 3.3, in 2020 it was 13.2.

Death rates are based on a seven-day rolling average.

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