By Elle Gray-Thynne

Newly updated information on the Government website shows that there is a -34.7% decrease of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Sunderland.

As of today, Plan B measures have ceased in the UK. Boris Johnson announced earlier in the month that he will end all Covid measures introduced in an effort to combat the Omicron variant. This includes compulsory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport, guidance to work from home and vaccine certificates.

This comes before the legal requirement on people with Covid-19 to self-isolate will lapse on March 24th when the regulations expire.

Between January 19th and January 25th, 3225 people had a positive test in Sunderland, which shows a -34.6% decrease compared to the previous 7 days.

There have been 41,391 tests taken between January 18th and January 24th. With some people testing more than once.

Between January 10th and January 16th, 172 people went into hospital with coronavirus. This shows a decrease of -2.8% compared to the previous 7 days.

The government website states that there have been 9 deaths in Sunderland within 28 days of a positive test. Reported on January 25th (This does not necessarily mean that they have died from COVID-19)

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