Covid-19: Cases in Harlow continue to grow

News / Sun 27th Dec 2020 at 05:46pm

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has increased again as the town climbs the Covid chart.

Figures released on Sunday show a rate of 976.3 cases per 100,000.

This was an increase of 103.9%. This is the third largest increase in the country.

This places Harlow in 16th out of 315 local authorities.

There have been 850 cases.

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Dec 21st: 581.2

Dec 22nd: 657.0

Dec 23rd: 736.0

Dec 24th: 771.8

Dec 25th: 833.8

Dec 26th: 933.8

Dec 27th: 976.3

On November 19th it was 251st out of 315 local authorities. Then the rate started to rise and it climbed up the chart. By November 30th, it was in 53rd place. This is its highest position.

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.

For further reference, may we signpost is 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.


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

Other areas

Brentwood: 1st:: 1477.5

Epping Forest: 2nd: 1455.7

Thurrock: 3rd: 1373.7

Havering : 4th: 1305.7

Southend: 6th: 1147.8

Basildon: 7th: 1147.4

Broxbourne: 14th: 1040.3

Chelmsford: 24th: 852.1

Braintree: 28th: 819.1

Local Authorities

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

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Dec 22nd

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