ALMOST every part of the North-East and North Yorkshire has seen a rise in the number of new Covid cases in the past week.

Latest Public Health England data has revealed that 13 out of 14 council areas in our region have seen an upwards trend in Covid cases.

The data, which shows the regional picture in the seven days to November 11, compares the data to the previous week.

It shows how exactly the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 is rising steadily with some areas seeing an almost 40 per cent increase.

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It comes as the Government are set to next week decide on how to end the current national lockdown as scientists warn a tougher tier system is needed.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick today said that ministers want to see a "significant easing" of Covid restrictions when the lockdown ends on December 2.

But he suggested tighter controls are needed in areas that will see Tier 2 lockdown-style restrictions imposed.

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The latest data shows that Richmondshire, Northumberland and Newcastle have seen the highest increase in Covid cases in the past week, based on the week previous.

While County Durham, Darlington and some areas on Teesside have recorded a significant increase in the number of new infections.

The Northern Echo:

The region has seen a rise in Covid-19 Picture: PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND

Using latest Public Health England data for the North-East and North Yorkshire, we've looked at what the current picture looks like for our part of the world.

How the Covid-19 infection rate compares across each area in the region:

The infection figures are from the seven days to November 4, compared with the rate in the seven days to November 11.

1. Richmondshire

Number of cases this week: 134 cases (up 42 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 249.4 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 45.7 per cent

2. Northumberland

Number of cases this week: 964 cases (up 261 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 299.0 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 37.1 per cent

3. Newcastle

Number of cases this week: 1,363 cases (up 363 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 450.1 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 36.3 per cent

4. Hartlepool

Number of cases this week: 497 cases (up 132 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 530.6 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 36.2 per cent

5. South Tyneside

Number of cases this week: 622 cases (up 159 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 412.0 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 34.3 per cent

6. Redcar and Cleveland

Number of cases this week: 671 cases (up 167 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 489.2 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 33.1 per cent

7. Middlesbrough

Number of cases this week: 689 cases (up 166 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 488.7 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 31.7 per cent

8. North Tyneside

Number of cases this week: 860 cases (up 202 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 413.6 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 30.7 per cent

9. County Durham

Number of cases this week: 2,185 cases (up 440 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 412.2 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 25.2 per cent

10. Sunderland

Number of cases this week: 1,195 cases (up 216 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 430.3 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 22.1 per cent

11. Darlington

Number of cases this week: 370 cases (up 66 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 346.4 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 21.7 per cent

12. Gateshead

Number of cases this week: 946 cases (up 138 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 468.2 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 17.1 per cent

13. Stockton

Number of cases this week: 882 cases (up 125 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 446.9 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are UP 16.5 per cent

14. Hambleton

Number of cases this week: 189 cases (down 57 from week before)

Covid-19 infection rate: 206.3 cases per 100,000 people

Cases are DOWN 23.2 per cent