An Essex town has the lowest coronavirus infection rate in the whole country.
As lockdown continues to lift across the UK, 60 percent of areas have once again seen a drop in cases.
Across Essex it is a mixed picture, with 10 local authorities recording a drop, three recording an increase and one staying the same in the week lead
However, Maldon recorded the lowest rate across the whole of England.
Just three cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the town last week, dropping the infection rate to 4.6.
This means that 4.6 in every 100,000 in the area have the virus.
It’s not the first time that Maldon has seen rock bottom figures.
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It was in the same position last October before cases started rapidly increasing.
Tendring, Uttlesford and Epping Forest have all however seen a rise in the past week
Across England, the worst affected area is Doncaster with 214 new cases in the seven days to April 19 – the equivalent of 68.6 cases per 100,000 people.
This has however dropped significantly compared to the week before.
The biggest increases in cases have been seen in Newcastle-under-Lyme (up from 19.3 to 34.8), Cherwell (19.9 to 35.2), Eden (3.8 to 16.9), Hartlepool (36.3 to 49.1) and Waverley (6.3 to 18.2).
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Essex infection rates
The majority of local authorities in Essex have seen a decline in coronavirus infection rates.
However, three areas have seen an increase. Chelmsford has also remained the same.
Here is all of the latest data:
From left to right it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 19; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 19; rate of new cases in the seven days to April 12; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to April 12.
Braintree, 10.5, (16), 11.1, (17)
Rochford, 10.3, (9), 19.5, (17)
Brentwood, 16.9, (13), 24.7, (19)
Tendring, 22.5, (33), 13.0, (19)
Basildon, 10.1, (19), 17.1, (32)
Colchester, 12.3, (24), 14.9, (29)
Chelmsford, 12.9, (23), 12.9, (23)
Southend-on-Sea, 12.0, (22), 21.3, (39)
Uttlesford, 13.1, (12), 6.6, (6)
Epping Forest, 17.5, (23), 7.6, (10)
Thurrock, 10.9, (19), 20.6, (36)
Harlow, 11.5, (10), 19.5, (17)
Castle Point, 14.4, (13), 21.0, (19)
Maldon, 4.6, (3), 10.8, (7)