Essex Covid: The latest coronavirus figures as lockdown 2 ends – Essex Live

As England reaches the end of national lockdown restrictions, Essex will still be under Tier 2 restrictions from today, (Wednesday December 2.)

At 12:01 this morning, England reverted back to three-tier local restrictions to help slow down the rate of infection of Covid-19.

Many places in Essex have seen a spike in the infection rate and confirmed coronavirus cases have significantly risen.

Basildon remains the highest infected district in the county, which has increased weekly. The district even has an infection rate higher than Kent, who have been placed into Tier 3.

However, Maldon, Tendring and Colchester are still the districts with the lowest rate of infection, even being in the lowest 25 areas for infection rates in the country.

Most districts in the county have seen the infection rate go down from the week previous, with 10 out of 14 areas seeing the infection rate drop.

The latest data looks at the number of confirmed cases recorded in Essex between November 21 to November 27.

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Here are the latest infection rates per 100,000 residents for every area in Essex.

Basildon – 293.8, up from last week

Harlow – 219.4, up from last week

Thurrock – 192.2, down from last week

Castle Point – 183.7, down from last week

Epping Forest – 175.4, down from last week

Brentwood – 151.9, down from last week

Rochford – 130.5, down from last week

Southend-on-Sea – 128.3, down from last week

Braintree – 117.3, up from last week

Chelmsford – 97.0, down from last week

Uttlesford – 80.0, down from last week

Colchester – 71.9, up from last week

Tendring – 58.7, down from last week

Maldon – 55.4, down from last week