Covid-19: Infection rate in Harlow continues to increase

News / Wed 16th Dec 2020 at 07:43pm

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has increased again.

Figures released today (Wednesday ) show a rate of 301.2 cases per 100,000.

It has been steadily climbing since Sunday: 251.8, 265.8, 276.8

This was an increase of 43.7%, which is one of the biggest percentage increases to date

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There were 263 cases.

YH understands that PAH has 80 Covid in-patients including two on ventilators.

There are 162 outstanding test results.

PAH has tested 19,974 patients since the first wave with 871 positive.

Harlow is 45th 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 39 cases and a rate of 438.9 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. December 2nd it was 221.7.

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: 3rd: 699.3

Havering : 4th: 596.0

Broxbourne: 9th: 517.1

Epping Forest: 12th: 445.0

Thurrock: 11th: 510.5

Epping Forest: 12th: 504.2

Brentwood: 17th: 454.5

Southend: 28th: 331.5

Braintree: 29th: 355.2

Chelmsford: 33rd: 327.4

Local Authorities

England local authorities by highest number of COVID-19 positives per 100k population.

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Dec 11.

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1 Comment for Covid-19: Infection rate in Harlow continues to increase:

2020-12-16 23:33:04

Why aren't we using helicopters to fly COVID cases to Nightingale Hospitals from areas where Hospitals are at crisis levels? It's a National Health Service not a regional Health Service.

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