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Gateshead coronavirus cases rise sharply to highest levels so far

Gateshead covid cases

Gateshead is continuing to see a sharp rise in coronavirus cases across the borough. Figures show that we are experiencing an increase in figures each week with positive cases now higher than those seen in the first wave of the pandemic.
 

Coronavirus cases over the four weeks to Friday 2 October
Friday 11 September:163
Friday 18 September:210
Friday 25 September:323
Friday 2 October 2020:435

After a reduction in figures to a handful each week in June - August, figures have rapidly increased. This month, average daily cases have risen to over 50 every day.

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead Council, said: "This year has been incredibly difficult for everyone in Gateshead and we appreciate all the sacrifices that our residents and businesses have made to help protect each other."

"However, we have seen cases going in the wrong direction since the end of August and we are beginning to see hospital admissions rising. Now that the virus is circulating in the community, we are also experiencing an impact to our critical services such as hospitals and schools with staff and pupils needing to self-isolate."

"Every social interaction is the opportunity for the virus to catch and spread. We know it's extremely difficult, but we ask residents to please follow the new restrictions. Don't mix with other households in homes and gardens, don't mix indoors in bars and restaurants, maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene and help us to avoid a full local lockdown."

Residents are reminded to help protect themselves and others by:

  • Avoid mixing with other households
  • maintain a 2m distance from people not in your household 
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds
  • isolate immediately and book a test online or call 119 if you have symptoms of a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

 

Data is correct as of time of publishing. National data can be subject to 2 - 3 day delays.

Gateshead covid cases
08 October 2020

Gateshead is continuing to see a sharp rise in coronavirus cases across the borough. Figures show that we are experiencing an increase in figures each week with positive cases now higher than those seen in the first wave of the pandemic.
 

Coronavirus cases over the four weeks to Friday 2 October
Friday 11 September:163
Friday 18 September:210
Friday 25 September:323
Friday 2 October 2020:435

After a reduction in figures to a handful each week in June - August, figures have rapidly increased. This month, average daily cases have risen to over 50 every day.

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead Council, said: "This year has been incredibly difficult for everyone in Gateshead and we appreciate all the sacrifices that our residents and businesses have made to help protect each other."

"However, we have seen cases going in the wrong direction since the end of August and we are beginning to see hospital admissions rising. Now that the virus is circulating in the community, we are also experiencing an impact to our critical services such as hospitals and schools with staff and pupils needing to self-isolate."

"Every social interaction is the opportunity for the virus to catch and spread. We know it's extremely difficult, but we ask residents to please follow the new restrictions. Don't mix with other households in homes and gardens, don't mix indoors in bars and restaurants, maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene and help us to avoid a full local lockdown."

Residents are reminded to help protect themselves and others by:

  • Avoid mixing with other households
  • maintain a 2m distance from people not in your household 
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds
  • isolate immediately and book a test online or call 119 if you have symptoms of a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

 

Data is correct as of time of publishing. National data can be subject to 2 - 3 day delays.

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