The areas with the highest infection rates.

The 15 areas in Northumberland with the highest Covid infection rates

Covid rates in the county have fallen by 6.78 per cent in the past week, but there have still been 798 new cases.

Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 3:59 pm

Just a little over three weeks since so-called Freedom Day, when most restrictions were eased, the infection rate stands at 249.2 positive cases per 100,000 people.

By comparison, it was 278.2 between July 25 and 31. The figures are therefore heading in the right direction but there are still pockets with high numbers of cases. And this week’s table include a surprising new entry at number four.

Here are the 15 areas with the highest rates:

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