Latest Covid figures as new district becomes Essex’s most infected

Tendring has overtaken Harlow to become the most infected district in the county.

Once having a relatively low number of cases, Tendring was one of the least infected areas for a while.

But now, the district, which encompasses areas like Clacton and Walton-on-the-Naze, is the 13th most infected area in England.

Since December, most parts of the county were dubbed as Covid-19 hotspots, with Essex being pinpointed as the epicentre of the winter surge in cases.

But now, infection rates in the county have actually come down since England was placed under lockdown 3.

The same is true for the majority of England, with 96 per cent of the country seeing a fall in the number of cases, and only 4 per cent seeing an increase.

The latest government data shows the infection rates and number of people infected with coronavirus per 100,000 residents to the 7 days to January 15.

The data shows that the infection rate in every area has declined since the week previous, with some areas falling quicker than others.

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Tendring is the most infected area in Essex, with a current infection rate of 881.5 and 1292 additional coronavirus cases to the 7 days to January 15.

But the number of cases and the infection rate in the district has fallen considerably compared to the week before.

Basildon, Epping Forest and Braintree have seen the largest fall, with all three areas seeing around a 50 per cent reduction in the infection rate and the number of cases.

Here are the latest Covid figures as a new Essex area becomes the most infected

Here is the list in full. From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 15; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 15; rate of new cases in the seven days to January 8; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 8.

Tendring, 881.5, (1292), 1267.0, (1857)

Castle Point, 857.5, (775), 1175.1, (1062)

Harlow, 846.5, (737), 1384.0, (1205)

Thurrock, 832.3, (1451), 1334.2, (2326)

Southend-on-Sea, 640.0, (1172), 970.9, (1778)

Chelmsford, 600.4, (1071), 988.9, (1764)

Colchester, 594.7, (1158), 907.0, (1766)

Basildon, 572.1, (1071), 1081.2, (2024)

Braintree, 554.4, (846), 1015.0, (1549)

Epping Forest, 535.4, (705), 1169.4, (1540)

Rochford, 517.4, (452), 811.5, (709)

Maldon, 511.4, (332), 890.2, (578)

Uttlesford, 426.1, (389), 731.8, (668)

Brentwood, 423.3, (326), 911.4, (702)

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