The coronavirus infection rate in North Tyneside is “too high” following a rise in cases, a health boss has said.
Figures released by Public Health England show while there has been a drop in infection rates across England, 11 areas out of 304 have seen a rise, including North Tyneside and Sunderland.
In North Tyneside, cases rose from 395 in the week up to January 28 to 450 in the week up to February 4, with infection rates rising from 190.0 to 216.4.
Wendy Burke, director of public health for the council, said there has been “a number of outbreaks” across the borough.
She said: “Along with our partners and with the support of the public, we’re working extremely hard in the fight against coronavirus.
“Unfortunately, however, we continue to see significant community transmission of the virus and we are managing a number of outbreaks across the borough in various settings.
“While the seven-day rate per 100,000 people for North Tyneside is similar to the regional and…