Coronavirus cases double in one week in almost half of the Anglia region | Anglia

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More than 4,300 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in a week in the Anglia region and cases are doubling in 23 of the region’s 55 districts.

From week to Wednesday, cases more than doubled Ipswich, Northampton, Kettering, Colchester and Stevenage since the previous week.

The largest percentage increase from week to week was Babergh Suffolk region where cases rose from 9 to 43, up 378%. Positive tests have tripled in the Tendring Essex region, in North Hertfordshire et en Norwich, where an outbreak at the University of East Anglia has recorded more than 70 cases.

Even in North Norfolk, where cases have been low throughout the pandemic, the number of positive tests has dropped from 11 to 31 in a week. This represents 30 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Additional cautions on increasing cases Great Yarmouth in Norfolk appear to have had some effect as it is the only district to see declining cases in the east of England. But the seaside town still had 72.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Areas in the Anglia region where coronavirus cases at least doubled in a week

More people in the region are now testing positive for the coronavirus than at the height of the pandemic in April, but this is in part due to the fact that many other tests are currently being carried out.

A full list of the weekly infection rate in all districts in the Anglia region is below

Public Health England East says rising infection rates are cause for concern and action.

There were 705 new cases of coronavirus reported in the Anglia region on Saturday, 811 on Friday and 966 cases reported on Thursday.

According to figures from Public Health England, 4,324 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the Anglia region in the seven days leading up to Wednesday, October 7. That was an increase from 2,485 cases the week before – a 74% increase.

During the same period, the number of positive tests in England increased by 53%.

A graph of daily coronavirus cases in the Anglia region with a seven-day moving average Credit: Data from Public Health England

The Anglia region as a whole recorded 59.6 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 population in the week to October 7.

This was an increase from 34.2 cases per 100,000 in the previous seven days.

59,6

Coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region in the week to October 7

34,2

Coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region in the week to September 30

The highest infection rate in the region was in Rutland with 120 cases per 100,000 and Hertfordshire with 79 cases per 100,000. The lowest rate was in Suffolk with 40 cases per 100,000.


Coronavirus cases in every county in the Anglia region as of October 7 compared to the previous week

  • Bedfordshire – 436 cases – against 307 (+ 42%)

  • Cambridgeshire – 488 cases – against 301 (+ 62%)

  • Essex – 975 cases – against 633 (+ 54%)

  • Hertfordshire – 943 cases – against 513 (+ 84%)

  • Milton keynes – 143 cases – against 78 (+ 83%)

  • Norfolk – 408 cases – against 246 (+ 66%)

  • Northamptonshire – 578 cases – against 253 (+ 128%)

  • Rutland – 48 cases – instead of 21 (+ 129%)

  • Suffolk – 305 cases – against 133 (+ 129%)

Bedfordshire is the three unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton. Cambridgeshire includes Peterborough and Essex includes Southend and Thurrock

Across the Anglia region, there were 60 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 in the first week of October

Although the weekly total of positive tests in the Anglia area is now higher than the peak week of April 27 to May 3, when there were 3,397 confirmed coronavirus cases, there were fewer tests carried out in the ‘time.

Across the UK, 1.8 million tests were carried out in the week to October 4, compared to 400,000 nationally in the week to May 3.

Hospital admissions are also increasing in the Anglia region, but there are far fewer people being treated in the east of England than in the UK.

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Daily UK coronavirus hospital admissions reported on October 9

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Daily admissions to coronavirus hospital in east England reported on October 9

The NHS reported 597 hospital admissions across the UK on Friday, including 17 to hospitals in the east of England.

On October 9, 132 coronavirus patients were hospitalized in the east of England, including 15 on ventilators.

Weekly admissions to the region rose to 116 in the week to October 7, compared to 97 in the week to September 30. That’s an increase of almost 20%.

The graph shows the weekly number of positive coronavirus tests in the Anglia region throughout the pandemic.

Here is the latest update on the seven-day rolling rate of new Covid-19 cases for each local authority area in the Anglia region.

The figures, for the seven days through Oct. 7, are based on tests done in laboratories (first pillar of the government’s testing program) and in the wider community (second pillar).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The list was calculated using data from Public Health England released on October 10 on the government’s coronavirus dashboard. Data for the last three days (8-10 October) have been excluded as incomplete and subject to revision.

The highest rate in the Anglia region is in Rutland with 120.2 cases per 100,000. North Norfolk Currently has the lowest infection rate in the Anglia region with 29.6 cases per 100,000, up from 10.5 the previous week.


Coronavirus cases per 100,000 population in each local authority area in the Anglia region in the week to October 7 (with the previous week in parentheses)

  • Rutland 120,2 (52,6)

  • Hertsmere 113.4 (52.2)

  • Three Rivers 97.5 (53.6)

  • East Hertfordshire 96,2 (48,1)

  • Bedford 81,9 (50,2)

  • Northampton 86,4 (29,4)

  • Watford 85,9 (49,7)

  • Saint Albans 84,2 (53,2)

  • Daventry 83,8 (34,9)

  • Northamptonshire est 80,4 (47,6)

  • Brentwood 79,2 (46,7)

  • Luton 78,9 (62,9)

  • Kettering 75,7 (29,5)

  • Norwich 74,7 (19,9)

  • Broxbourne 74,0 (41,1)

  • Tensioner 73.0 (15.7)

  • Epping Forest 72.9 (58.5)

  • North Hertfordshire 72,6 (22,5)

  • Great Yarmouth 72,5 (87,6)

  • Peterborough 70,7 (47,0)

  • Uttlesford 70.1 (66.8)

  • Corby 69,2 (34,6)

  • South Cambridgeshire 65,4 (35,8)

  • Welwyn Hatfield 65,0 (28,4)

  • Northamptonshire sud 64,6 (22,2)

  • Daci 63.3 (54.3)

  • Basildon 62,0 (44,3)

  • Wellingborough 60,2 (45,2)

  • Cambridge 60,1 (34,5)

  • Pointe du Château 55.3 (40.9)

  • Milton Keynes 53.1 (28.9)

  • Chelmsford 52,1 (34,8)

  • Huntingdonshire 50,6 (37,1)

  • West Suffolk 48.0 (19.0)

  • Thurrock 47,6 (33,3)

  • Babergh 46,7 (9,8)

  • Colchester 45,2 (19,5)

  • Harlow 42,5 (29,9)

  • Bedfordshire central 40,9 (28,4)

  • King’s Lynn et West Norfolk 40.3 (23.1)

  • Fenland 40,3 (27,5)

  • Southend-on-Sea 39,3 (36,0)

  • East Cambridgeshire 39,0 (13,4)

  • Stevenage 38,7 (18,2)

  • Maldon 38,5 (24,6)

  • Ipswich 36,5 (12,4)

  • Suffolk oriental 36,5 (23,7)

  • Breckland 35,7 (16,4)

  • Braintree 37,4 (23,6)

  • Broadland 34,4 (15,3)

  • Rochford 34,3 (16,0)

  • Average Suffolk 33.7 (13.5)

  • South Norfolk 31,2 (29,8)

  • North Norfolk 29,6 (10,5)

The region of Anglia includes the eastern counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as Northamptonshire, Rutland and Milton Keynes.

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