Covid-19: Harlow records largest increase in United Kingdom

News / Sun 27th Dec 2020 at 06:47am

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has increased again but on this occasion by more than any other local authority in the country.

Figures released on Saturday show a rate of 933.8 cases per 100,000.

This was an increase of 132.3%.

This places Harlow in 17th out of 315 local authorities.

There have been 813 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

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:: 1419.1

Epping Forest: 2nd: 1376.7

Thurrock: 3rd: 1367.1

Havering : 4th: 1268.3

Basildon: 7th: 1156.5

Southend: 11th: 1089.4

Broxbourne: 14th: 989.9

Chelmsford: 26th: 807.2

Braintree: 33rd: 764.1

Local Authorities

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

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Dec 21st

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