NEWS ROUNDUP: Coronavirus concern in North Tyneside & renewed appeal for fugitive Allan Foster
Coronavirus concerns in North Tyneside and police issue renewed appeal and reward for information relating to fugitive Allan Foster.
It's a mixed picture when it comes to coronavirus in the North East. Cases do remain low across much of the region but are rising in North Tyneside. Special measures are in place such as surge testing and additional vaccines as the Indian variant is reported in the area.
COVID-19 cases in North Tyneside have risen from 22 to 53 per 100,000 over the last week and more cases of the variant, first identified in India, have been found in parts of the borough.
There are currently 19 confirmed cases and it is likely that this number will increase.
As a result, the surge testing and additional COVID-19 vaccination capacity is being provided in direct response to protect the public.
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