New coronavirus cases continue to decline in the Anglia region

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region has risen by 5% in the past week, down from a 7% increase the previous week.

More than 15,000 people have been tested positive for Covid-19 in the Anglia region since the start of the pandemic.

There were 815 new cases in the Anglia region in the week to 9am on Sunday. That compares to 999 new cases during the previous seven days.

New cases are rising at a faster rate in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Northamptonshire saw 125 new positive tests in the past week, an increase of 10%. They rose by 9% in Bedfordshire and 7% in Cambridgeshire.

There were only two new cases in the past week in Milton Keynes - an increase of 0.4%.

The map shows the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in each county in the Anglia region since the start of the pandemic. Credit: Data from Public Health England

Essex is the county in the Anglia region that has seen the highest number of cases with nearly 4,000 positive tests but Bedfordshire has seen the most when the size of the population is taken into account.

In Bedfordshire, 292 people per 100,000 of the population have been confirmed as being infected with coronavirus. The next highest in the region is Hertfordshire with 239 cases per 100,000 followed by Norfolk with 235.

The tiny county of Rutland has the lowest incidence of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region with 83 per 100,000 population. That is followed by Cambridgeshire with 178.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region by 9am on Sunday 24 May 2020

Data from Public Health England

  • Bedfordshire - 1,953 cases (292 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Cambridgeshire - 1,517 cases (178 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Essex - 3,846 cases (210 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Hertfordshire - 2,835 cases (239 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Milton Keynes - 508 cases (189 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Norfolk - 2,123 cases (235 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Northamptonshire - 1,406 cases (188 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Rutland - 33 cases (83 cases per 100,000 population)

  • Suffolk - 1,445 cases (191cases per 100,000 population)

The Bedfordshire figures are the local authorities of Bedford, Luton and Central Bedfordshire combined.

Cambridgeshire includes Peterborough and Essex includes Southend and Thurrock.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region peaked on 8th April with 398 in a day. Credit: Data from Public Health England

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