Areas added to coronavirus hotspot map as infection rates rise in Maldon district

Content originally from Clacton Gazette

Infection rates are rising

A map showing infection rates across the district shows that it is rising in some areas.

The map highlights coronavirus hotspots across the area by colour coding them according to the infection rate.

The map displays weekly data from March when the pandemic began.

The latest data is for the week leading up to October 22.

It shows the rate of infection in each area and where positive cases have been confirmed in recent days.

It is based on pillar 1 and pillar 2 testing data from Public Health England.

Areas are then colour coded based on the infection rate.

Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

In the Maldon district, South Woodham Ferrers South currently has the highest infection rate at 162.6 and 13 new cases confirmed in the last seven days.

South Woodham Ferrers North is not far behind with ten positive cases and a infection rate of 125.3.

Great Totham, Wickham Bishops and Woodham currently has the next highest infection rate at 106.8 and eight confirmed cases in the last seven days.

The next highest rate is in Burnham-on-Crouch which also had 8 confirmed cases in the last seven days and an infection rate of 100.5.

Other areas in Maldon have the following:

Heybridge

Cases- 4
Infection rate- 46.8

Maldon North

Cases- 4
Infection rate- 57.6

Maldon South

Cases- 6
Infection rate- 77.8

Mayland, Althorne and Cold Norton

Cases- 7
Infection rate- 65.6

Southminster, Bradwell and Dengie Peninsula

Cases- 6
Infection rate- 65.4

Danbury and Bicknacre

Cases- 7
Infection rate- 76.5

You can view the map here.