Parts of Northumberland with the highest weekly Covid case rates.

The 15 areas of Northumberland with the highest Covid case rates between December 31 and January 6

Coronavirus levels are still alarmingly high in some parts of Northumberland.

Latest data from Public Health England, published by Northumberland County Council, reveals the county-wide infection rate was 304.1 per 100,000 on January 6.

There were 974 confirmed positive cases in the seven days up to that date.

The highest rates are largely in the west of the county with a number of hotspots springing up in the south-east.

However, the county’s weekly case rates and numbers have now fallen two days in a row.

Here are the 15 wards with the highest Covid rates in the seven days up to January 6.

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