Covid-19: Infection rate increases but at slowest rate for over a week

News / Mon 28th Dec 2020 at 08:20pm

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has increased again.

Figures released on Monday show a rate of 987.7 cases per 100,000.

That is an increase on Sunday’s figure of 976.3 cases per 100,000.

That was an increase of 103.9%. Whereas today’s increase is 67.3%

This places Harlow in 17th out of 315 local authorities. The first time Harlow has gone back down the table in well over a week.

There have been 860 cases.

So, relatively speaking, this does seem better than recent figures but this doesn’t mean infection rates could soar again. It is just a matter of reporting stats from day to day.

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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

Dec 28th: 987.7

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.

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

Other areas

Brentwood: 1st:: 1510.0

Epping Forest: 2nd: 1411.0

Thurrock: 3rd: 1373.7

Havering : 4th: 1289.9

Southend: 6th: 1138.0

Basildon: 9th: 1120.7

Broxbourne: 14th: 1083.5

Chelmsford: 23rd: 876.7

Braintree: 24th: 868.9

Local Authorities

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

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Dec 23rd

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