Covid-19: Number of cases in Harlow increases (but town slips down table)

News / Fri 18th Dec 2020 at 06:32pm

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has increased again.

Figures released today (Friday ) show a rate of 334.2 cases per 100,000.

It has been steadily climbing since Sunday: 251.8, 265.8, 276.8 and 301.2 and 332.7 on Thursday. Wednesday.

This was an increase of 41.9% which is smaller than the increase statistic from yesterday (54.4%)

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There were 291 cases.

Harlow has dropped down to 47th in the table. One cautions being too positive but, analysing this chart alone, Harlow has remained in the 40-50 position all month apart from a 36th on December 7th.

The number of cases has gone up but compared to other areas in Essex, it isn’t too bad.

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

Old Harlow and Newhall continues to be the area with the highest number of infections. It has 44 cases and a rate of 495.2 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. 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: 1st: 774.6

Havering : 4th: 744.4

Thurrock: 5th: 687.7

Epping Forest: 8th: 502.5

Broxbourne: 11th: 605.5

Brentwood: 15th: 502.5

Southend: 29th: 438.5

Braintree: 31st 309.6

Chelmsford: 33rd: 381.1

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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