Covid-19: Infection rate in Harlow continues to rise

News / Tue 15th Dec 2020 at 05:20pm

THE INFECTION rate for Harlow has reached another record high.

Figures released today (Tuesday) show a rate of 276.8 per 100,000 recorded for Harlow.

Yesterday, the infection rate stood at 265.8 and 251.8 on Sunday.

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There were 241 cases.

Harlow is 43rd in the chart.  A drop down of two places since Monday.

Old Harlow and Newhall continues to be the area with the highest number of infections. It has gone down since yesterday when it registered 40 cases and a rate of 450.2 per 100,000.

If we are looking for positives then Harlow is still hovering around the 40-50th place mark.

On November 19th it was 251st and then the rate started to rise and it climbed up the chart. By November 30th, it was in 53rd place. Its highest position was 36th on December 7th.

The infection rate tells a similar story. Back on September 30th it was 29.9. October 16th: 68.9. November 8th: 118.3. November 22nd it was 206.7.

Yes, it would be great to know where people were being infected. How many in care homes, how many people with underlying health conditions, how many people caught it at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

For further reference, there is our channel which has, to date, 784 Covid-related news items on channel since March. Go to our Covid-19 report on December 12th for a fuller explanation of the statistics.


As you will note, there are a lot of neighbours that are doing a lot worse.

Look at the percentage increase of the areas close to Harlow.

Other Areas

Basildon: 2nd: 648.0

Havering : 4th: 544.8

Broxbourne: 11th: 448.2

Epping Forest: 12th: 445.0

Thurrock: 15th: 433.6

Brentwood: 18th: 420.7

Southend: 28th: 331.5

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