The 14 Covid hotspots in Northumberland as cases rise in Alnwick area

Covid-19 levels across Northumberland now paint a mixed picture.

Saturday, 16th January 2021, 7:00 am
Areas of Northumberland with the highest number of weekly Covid cases.

Case rates in the west of the county, which have been the highest for several weeks, are generally stabilising or falling.

However, isolated areas in the north and south-east of the county have recorded an increase in cases.

Latest data from Public Health England, published by Northumberland County Council, reveals the county-wide infection rate was 235.7 per 100,000 on January 13.

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There were 24 positive Covid cases in Hexham Central with Acomb in the week to January 13. The infection rate is 532.4 per 100,000.

There were 755 confirmed positive cases in the seven days up to that date.

By comparison, on January 6 the county-wide infection rate was 304.1 per 100,000 with 974 confirmed cases.

Here are the 14 wards with the highest Covid rates in the seven days up to January 13.

There were 23 positive cases in Prudhoe South. The rate is 408.5 per 100,000.
There were 22 positive cases in Hexham East. The rate is 480.7 per 100,000.
There were 22 positive cases in Alnwick ward. The rate is 222 per 100,000.
There were 19 positive cases in Blyth's Wensleydale ward. The rate is 397 per 100,000.
There were 19 positive cases in Humshaugh ward. The rate is 437.1 per 100,000.
There were 19 positive cases in Cramlington West. The rate is 337.6 per 100,000.
There were 18 positive cases in Prudhoe North. The rate is 335.2 per 100,000.
There were 18 positive cases in Blyth's Kitty Brewster ward. The rate is 277.3 per 100,000.
There were 18 positive cases in Druridge Bay ward. The rate is 275.9 per 100,000.
There were 18 positive cases in Berwick East. The rate is 371.8 per 100,000.
There were 17 positive cases in Pegswood ward. The rate is 331.8 per 100,000.
There were 17 positive cases in Haltwhistle ward. The rate is 352.6 per 100,000.
There were 16 positive cases in Corbridge ward. The rate is 367.3 per 100,000.