The rate of coronavirus infections in Epping Forest has risen slightly after hitting zero earlier in the month.

In Epping Forest the rate rose to 3.1 infection per 100,000 people between July 6 – 13.

That number had fallen to zero infections between June 29 and July 6.

In Harlow the rate of infection fell from 3.5 to 1.2 during the same period.

The figures are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community.

There have been a total of 479 recorded coronavirus cases across Epping Forest since the beginning of the pandemic – a rate of 365.3 per 100,000 residents.

In Harlow 384 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, a rate of 443.4.

In Leicester, the rate has dropped from 126.7 in the seven days to July 6 to 99.7 in the seven days to July 13.

It was 141.0 in the seven days to June 29.

Second highest on the list is Pendle, where the rate has gone up from 28.4 to 65.6, and where 60 new cases have been recorded in the seven days to July 13.

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