How many Covid cases are there in Newcastle today? Daily coronavirus cases near me - and areas worst affected

Here’s an area-by-area breakdown of daily cases in Newcastle
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Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations have seen a sharp rise in numbers all across the UK.

Researchers have said that this is due to the new variant, BA.2. Dubbed ‘Stealth Omicron’, it  is now the UK’s dominant strain.

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Another factor is the phasing out of restrictions across the four nations and an accompanying change in public behaviour.

Here, we reveal the current Covid-19 hotspots in the Newcastle area, according to the daily official figures.

We will be updating this article every week day, so you can keep up with all the latest Covid-19 related data.

The UK Health Security Agency has urged people to take precautions to limit the spread of the virus, including getting all their vaccination doses, taking a test if they have symptoms and staying at home if they test positive.

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Dr Mike Gent, Covid-19 Public Health Incident Director for the agency, said: “Covid-19 is circulating at increasing levels and while rates of severe disease and death remain low, hospital admissions have risen.

“As we learn to live with Covid-19, it’s vital that everyone keeps taking the necessary steps to limit the spread of Covid-19.”

How many Covid cases are there in my area?

Here are the latest figures for each of our local council areas.

Rates of Covid-19 in North Tyneside are currently above the UK average. There were 1,908 recorded cases in the week ending 2 April March 2022, which is a rate of 9.1 cases per 1,000 residents.

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Rates of Covid-19 in Newcastle Upon Tyne are currently below the UK average. There were 1,992 recorded cases in the week ending 2 April 2022, which is a rate of 6.5 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Sunderland are currently above the UK average. There were 2,084 recorded cases in the week ending 2 April 2022, which is a rate of 7.5 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in Gateshead are currently above the UK average. There were 1,491 recorded cases in the week ending 2 April 2022, which is a rate of 7.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

Rates of Covid-19 in South Tyneside are currently below the UK average. There were 964 recorded cases in the week ending 2 April 2022, which is a rate of 6.4 cases per 1,000 residents.

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The figures include both positive PCR and lateral flow tests.

Where are the biggest Covid-19 hotspots in my area?

Some neighbourhoods have far higher Covid-19 rates than others.

Here are the 10 neighbourhoods in our area with the highest coronavirus rates, for the week ending 31 March 2022.

  • Tynemouth Priory- There were 81 new cases, which is equivalent to 12.9 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Monkseaton - There were 101 new cases, which is equivalent to 12.2 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Kingston Park & Dinnington - There were 162 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.7 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Tynemouth West - There were 68 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.7 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Holystone & Benton - There were 108 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.5 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Killingworth West & Camperdown - There were 76 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.4 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Battle Hill West - There were 60 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.1 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Shiremoor North & South Wellfield- There were 85 new cases, which is equivalent to 11.1 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Forest Hall & West Moor - There were 68 new cases, which is equivalent to 10.7 cases per 1,000 people.
  • Whitley Sands- There were 64 new cases, which is equivalent to 10.6 cases per 1,000 people.

What are the current coronavirus rules in England?

In England, mask wearing is no longer mandatory in most indoor settings; they are, however, still required for visits to healthcare facilities like GP surgeries and care homes.

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Currently, those who test positive for Covid-19 no longer have to isolate. The legal requirement to isolate was lifted on 24 February. However, people with Covid are advised to stay at home if they can, and to avoid contact with others as much as possible.

If you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, you no longer need to self-isolate or take daily tests.

From April 1, the Government stopped offering free PCR or lateral flow tests to the public. Some free testing remains for certain at-risk groups and social care workers.

People no longer need to take a test when arriving into the UK from abroad. This rule was lifted on March 18.

Those who are travelling to the UK no longer need to take a test upon arrival, as of 18 March.