The rate of coronavirus infections in Epping Forest has decreased within the last week.

The daily dashboard on the Government website shows that between August 29 and September 5, 21 new cases were found in the district - in the seven days up to August 29 there were 25 cases.

This means the rate of new cases in Epping Forest has dropped from 19.0 to 15.9 and is now outside the top 100 local authorities in England.

The rate of Harlow remains one of the lowest in the whole of England. Three cases were found in the seven days up to September 5 which is down from four the previous week.

NHS England confirmed today (August 8) that further eight people who tested positive for coronavirus have died. This brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,619.

Patients were aged between 43 and 92-years-old and all had underlying health conditions.

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also warned of a possible second peak of coronavirus following a "concerning" rise in the number of cases nationally.

Nearly 3,000 new cases were identified in the UK in today's update and it is believed the Government could be changing the rules on the number of people who are allowed to gather.