The 10 Newcastle neighbourhoods where Covid rates are rising the fastest

Rates are climbing across the country.

<p>Cases are rising ahead of the festive period (Image: Getty Images)</p>

Cases are rising ahead of the festive period (Image: Getty Images)

Nearly 80% of England’s adult population are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and more than 11% have had their booster dose in time for winter.

Tens of thousands of people are still testing positive every day.

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Hospitalisations and deaths continue to rise too. Latest Government figures show almost 7,000 people are in hospital with the disease, of which 799 are in medical ventilation beds.

There have now also been 122,145 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test.

Neighbourhoods across England are also reporting high infection rates. There are now 250 neighbourhoods that have an infection rate above 1,000 per 100,000 people.

In Newcastle-upon-Tyne there have been 1,291 positive cases in the seven days to 22 October. This is a rate of 420.8.

As cases continue to rise across the country, we reveal which neighbourhoods in Newcastle-upon-Tyne saw the biggest rise in case rates per 100,000 people.

1. South Jesmond & Sandyford

South Jesmond & Sandyford has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 155.6%, from 100.5 to 256.8.

2. Throckley & Newburn

Throckley & Newburn has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 78.8%, from 318.1 to 568.8.

3. North Jesmond

North Jesmond has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 69.9%, from 106.1 to 180.3.

4. High Heaton

High Heaton has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 60.8%, from 531.9 to 855.2.

5. Westerhope

Westerhope has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 50%, from 452 to 677.9.

6. Denton

Denton has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 48.6%, from 351.6 to 522.4.

7. Elswick

Elswick has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 47%, from 229.9 to 338.

8. Byker

Byker has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 37.9%, from 235.9 to 325.4.

9. North Heaton

North Heaton has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 37.1%, from 409.2 to 561.1.

10. Coxlodge & West Gosforth

Coxlodge & West Gosforth has seen rates of positive Covid cases rise by 30.4%, from 539.1 to 702.8.