Covid-19: Harlow goes one place back up table but seven day infection rate drops for second day in a row

ONCE again, there is good news and bad news in the Covid-19 figures for Harlow.

There is a 4.8% drop compared to seven days ago. This is the second day in a row this has occurred.

There has been an increase in infections with Harlow’s figure going up to 1353.0 but that is a relatively small jump.

Harlow has gone back to fifth in the league table but there is every sign that the may well start to go down the charts.

However, we have to that all this with caution and a string dose of “we will see”.

4/1: 1524.1

5/1: 1454.1

6/1: 1370.2

7/1: 1320.8

We will wait to see what the rest of the week brings.

Remember this refers to January 8th but published on January 13th.

This still continues to confirm that we are in a for a very difficult January and underline why the authorities have declared that the whole county has to be treated as the scene of a “major incident”.

YH understands that there are 183 Covid in-patients, including 16 on ventilators.

There are 93 outstanding test results.

There are now 10 Covid wards at PAH. Lister, Locke, Penn, Harold, Kingsmoor, Charnley, John Snow, Henry Moore and ITU.

Previous Figures: Publication Date:

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Plus Twitter account @RP131

If you are interested in flu rates etc then we can signpost you to the Twitter account of @jburnmurdoch who will in turn explain Public Health data.


Dec 16th: 581.2

Dec 21st: 933.8

Dec 25th: 939.5

Dec 29th: 1188.7

Jan 4th: 1524.1

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.

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

It is worth observing how many areas near us have seen a decline in infections and have dropped down the table.

Thurrock: 6th: 1334.7

Broxbourne: 10th: 1237.7

Epping Forest: 21st: 1157.3

Havering : 24th: 1141.2

Basildon: 34th: 1077.5

Braintree: 38th: 994.7

Chelmsford: 43rd: 989.4

Southend: 49th: 968.2

Brentwood: 59th: 911.4

Local Authorities

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

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Jan 8th.

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