New government data, released Thursday, shows infections more than tripled in parts of the region last week.
The figures come just days before Boris Johnson announces whether the restrictions will finally end on June 21 – dubbed ‘Freedom Day’.
However, there are reports that this day could be postponed for up to a month, with officials worried about rising infection rates.
Nationwide, 7,393 more Britons tested positive for the virus on Thursday, fearing the country could now experience a third wave.
There is now a race to poke as many Brits as possible in the coming weeks to try and slow down the push, triggered by the Delta variant.
Yet despite the increase in cases, this week there have been only small increases in the number of Britons killed or hospitalized due to the virus.
Seven more deaths were reported across the country on Thursday – further proof that the vaccines are doing their job.
These are the latest infection rates for the Northeast.
(The infection rate, taken from the UK government data card, is the number of cases per 100,000 population. Data is correct for the week ending June 5)
North Tyneside – 68.8 (143 total cases, a 7.5% increase)
Newcastle – 68.7 (208 cases in total, an increase of 69.1%)
Gateshead -48.0 (97 cases in total, an increase of 27.6%)
Northumberland – 42.8 (138 total cases, an increase of 228.6%)
South Tyneside – 41.1 (62 total cases, an increase of 40.9%)
Sunderland – 39.6 (110 total cases, an increase of 189.5%)
County Durham – 24.9 (132 total cases, an increase of 83.3%)