Basildon now has highest coronavirus infection rate in England

Public Health England figures show 1,620 new cases recorded in the seven days to December 14 – the equivalent of 865.4 cases per 100,000 people.

This is up from 514.4 in the seven days to December 7.

Below is Friday’s update of the rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 for south Essex.

The figures, for the seven days to December 14, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days (December 15-18) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

Of the 315 local areas in England, 279 (89%) have seen a rise in case rates, 34 (11%) have seen a fall and two are unchanged.

Table below: From left to right, it reads:

name of local authority;

the tier of Covid-19 restrictions in which the local authority is currently placed (not the tier to which the area will move on December 19);

rate of new cases in the seven days to December 14;

number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 14;

rate of new cases in the seven days to December 7;

number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 7.

  • Basildon, Tier 3, 865.4, (1620), 514.4, (963)
  • Thurrock, Tier 3, 819.7, (1429), 307.4, (536)
  • Epping Forest, Tier 3, 720.6, (949), 300.7, (396)
  • Brentwood, Tier 3, 685.5, (528), 350.6, (270)
  • Rochford, Tier 3, 633.0, (553), 206.0, (180)
  • Castle Point, Tier 3, 570.9, (516), 201.4, (182)
  • Southend-on-Sea, Tier 3, 503.5, (922), 264.8, (485)
  • Braintree, Tier 3, 462.0, (705), 201.2, (307)
  • Chelmsford, Tier 3, 430.5, (768), 194.0, (346)

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