To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution during the Covid-19 update on 12 October 2020 in response to the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, where covid-19 transmission is occurring in Newcastle; and if he will share the Government's evidence on this.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
10 November 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne’s weekly case rate in the most recent seven days - 8 October 2020-14 October 2020 - is 379.4/100,000. This is a decrease from 553.5/100,000 in the seven days prior to that.
The wards with the highest case rates in the most recent week were Arthur’s Hill (1255.0/100,000), South Jesmond (740.6/100,000) and North Jesmond (672.9/100,000). All three have seen a decrease in case rate in the last two weeks. Kenton is the ward with the fourth highest case rate (483.1/100,000) and has seen an increase in cases in the last two weeks.