THESE are the eleven Teesside areas which have reported the fewest number of Covid cases since the pandemic began. 

Analysis of Public Health England data across Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland has identified the towns and villages with the lowest cases.

The figures, which show the picture in every single neighbourhood between April 2020 and 2021, have revealed each area has seen the equivalent of just one case per day.

The data is broken down by individual neighbourhoods known as Middle Super Output Area, which are areas with an average population of 7,200.

Analysis has found that across all four Teesside council areas, the total number of cases in each neighbourhood averages at around 612 to date.

Out of the 74 neighbourhoods - apart from the eleven already mentioned - all have seen more than 400 confirmed cases since the pandemic began.

The figures show that the Ingleby Barwick West ward has been the hardest-hit by the pandemic on Teesside with 1,335 cases reported so far.

This is followed by Central Stockton, Portrack and Low Hartburn with 1,264 and The Fens, Elwick and Hart with 1,148.

But the following areas have seen the fewest amount of cases - with one seeing just 259 during the whole pandemic. 

1. Redcar Town & Coatham (Redcar and Cleveland) - 394 total cases

2. Redcar Lakes North (Redcar and Cleveland) - 381 total cases

3. Guisborough West (Redcar and Cleveland)- 377 total cases

4. Rimswell & Bishopsgarth (Stockton) - 373 total cases

5. Saltburn (Redcar and Cleveland) - 367 total cases

6. Harbour & Victoria (Hartlepool) - 367 total cases

7. Guisborough Outer & Upleatham (Redcar and Cleveland) - 337 total cases

8. Boosbeck, Lingdale & Easington (Redcar and Cleveland) - 326 total cases

9. Dormanstown (Redcar and Cleveland) - 325 total cases

10. Brotton (Redcar and Cleveland) - 306 total cases

11. Loftus & Skinningrove (Redcar and Cleveland) - 259 total cases

This comes as last week, Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston urged residents to follow the rules as he said the lockdown had been "devastating" for the town following restrictions introduced in January.

He made the comments as he warned residents against becoming complacement, warning that the virus had not yet been beaten.

He said: "Lockdown's been devastating for the town centre and the hospitality businesses that are its lifeblood.

"They're champing at the bit to throw open their doors again, and we'll be there to help them every step of the way.

"But we can't be complacent - we haven't beaten coronavirus and we can't take our eye off the ball.

"So it's more important than ever that everyone - members of the public and businesses alike - continue to follow the rules which include table service to groups of no more than six people, using the NHS test and trace system, maintaining social distancing, and wearing face coverings. 

"And when you get the call, get the jab, as the vaccine is the best way to prevent serious illness and deaths related to Covid-19, and our way out of the pandemic."