Areas of Northumberland with the highest number of weekly Covid cases.

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

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.

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.

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