Covid-19: Infection rate in Harlow increases to 120 cases

Covid-19 / Sat 20th Feb 2021 at 07:37pm

THE NUMBER of cases in Harlow has gone back up to 120.

It was 113.

There was 137.8 cases per 100,000. This is a 25% decrease from seven days ago.

This figure relates to Feb 15th and reported on Feb 20th.

This may illustrate, as we have aside before that there is a long way to go in Harlow until we get to zero Covid.

There are some who may wonder if we will ever get to zero Covid but that may be for another day.

The highest number was 1179 on January 6th.There was an emphatic decline in the number of cases until we reached 199 on February 10th.

Since then the pace has fallen.

You may also wonder why is Harlow whilst is neighbouring areas such as Epping Forest, East Herts, Broxbourne, Brentwood are so much further down the table?

However, many have also seen their figures rise.

It has gone down in the infection table to 132nd out of 315 local authorities.

That is a rate of 129.8 cases per 100,000. A fall of 39.2% cases per 100,000 (over seven days).

This is the lowest rate since mid-November.

Todays figure relates to Feb 14th but reported on Feb 19th.

If we can stress the positive, the number of in-patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) has fallen very steadily.

YH understands that there are 53 Covid in-patients, including 6 on ventilators.

There are 180 outstanding test results.

Reference point


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.

Increase and Decrease

Dec 16th: 506

Dec 20th: 726

Dec 27th: 984

Dec 31st: 1123

Jan 4th: 1327

Jan 10th: 1078

Jan 13th: 810

Jan 16th: 717

Jan 20th: 594

Jan 25th: 402

Jan 30th: 284

Feb 5th: 199

Feb 8th: 158

Feb 13th: 118

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 1000 Covid-related news items on channel since March. Go to our Covid-19 report on December 12th for a fuller explanation of the statistics.


You may want to compare other areas near to Harlow

Other areas

Braintree: 170th-Down 28

Thurrock: 167-Down 10

Southend: 152nd-Up 13

Havering : 187-Up 6

Broxbourne: 191-Up 38

Brentwood: 184th-Up 50

Uttlesford: 215th-Up 25

Chelmsford: 237-Up 13

Basildon:236-Up 18

East Herts-221-Up 45

Epping Forest: 278-Up 2

Local Authorities

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

Seven–day rolling rate by specimen date – ending Feb 15th

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