Coronavirus hotspots in Northumberland.Coronavirus hotspots in Northumberland.
Coronavirus hotspots in Northumberland.

The 19 Covid hotspots in Northumberland after 96% rise in case rates between December 27 and January 3

Covid rates have nearly doubled in Northumberland in the past week, new figures show.

Latest data from Public Health England, published by Northumberland County Council, reveals the county-wide infection rate was 361 positive cases per 100,000 on January 3.

This compares to 184.2 positive cases per 100,000 on December 27.

There were 1,158 positive cases in the seven days up to January 3.

Here are the 19 wards with the highest case numbers.