Covid-19: Harlow infection rate soars

News / Sun 20th Dec 2020 at 05:12pm

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has increased again.

Figures released today (Sunday ) show a rate of 474.3 cases per 100,000.

It has been steadily climbing since last Sunday: 251.8, 265.8, 276.8 and 301.2, 332.7, 334.2 and 397.4.

This was an increase of 88.6%

This places Harlow in 33rd out of 315 local authorities.

There have been 413 cases.

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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 until today.

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, over 800 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 bu that may be little compensation.

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

Other Areas

Thurrock: 1st: 968.2

Basildon: 3rd: 931.1

Havering : 4th: 825.4

Epping Forest: 6th: 842.1

Brentwood: 9th: 668.1

Broxbourne: 14th: 708.3

Southend: 27th: 548.8

Braintree: 29th: 512.4

Chelmsford: 31st: 486.6

Local Authorities

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

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Dec 15.

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