The latest coronavirus infection rate where you live in the Anglia region

Find out the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people in your part of the Anglia region - based on the latest weekly data published by Public Health England on Friday 22 October

The number of positive coronavirus tests being recorded in the Anglia region are currently running at about 5,400 per day and are rising again relatively rapidly after a period of decline.

The weekly infection rate is around 515 cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region - the highest it has been since January. The rate across England is now around 475 cases per 100,000.

For the first time since February, the Covid infection rate is higher in the Anglia region than across England as a whole. More than 6,800 people tested positive for coronavirus in the region on Monday 18 October, which was the highest number in a single day since 11 January.

Although coronavirus infections in Eastern England are now the highest since January, hospital admissions and the numbers dying with Covid-19 are much lower than at the start of the year.

For comparison, there were nearly 1,500 deaths linked to Covid in the Anglia region in the week to 22 January 2020. Hospitals in the region reported 51 deaths last week although that figure does not include any people who died in care homes or the community.

Hospitals in the Anglia region were admitting more than 400 Covid patients a day in January compared to around 80 a day currently.

Hospital admissions have started to rise again after they briefly stabilised. There were 612 Covid patients being treated in East of England hospitals on Thursday - 151 more than on the same day in the previous week, a rise of 33%

Last week, hospitals in the Anglia region reported 51 coronavirus deaths compared to 52 in the previous week.

More than 85% people over the age of 16 in the region have now been double-jabbed for the coronavirus vaccine.

It is estimated by the Office for National Statistics that one in 50 people in the East of England were infected with coronavirus last week compared to one in 60 across the UK as a whole.

The most recent estimated R rate, which measures how fast the pandemic spreading, is between 0.9 and 1.2 in the East of England. That means that every 10 people with Covid-19 will pass it on to between nine and 12 others.

That R rate figure was issued on 15 October and the government has since suspended issuing regional R rates while analysing the effects of a large batch of incorrect negative test results.

The R rate for England on 22 October was between 1.0 and 1.2 increasing from 0.9 to 1.1 the previous week

All except one of the 54 districts in the Anglia region have an infection rate of above 300 cases per 100,000 people.

Ipswich currently has the highest infection rate in the Anglia region with 818 cases per 100,000 people with Wellingborough on 721 and Chelmsford on 709.

The case rate is above 500 in 24 other districts and above 600 in places like East Northamptonshire, Northampton, Peterborough and South Norfolk.

The lowest case rate in the Anglia region is in Cambridge with 298 cases per 100,000.

Find out the infection rate in your part of the Anglia region with the charts below

Bar chart of weekly coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region

Every day, Public Health England releases data on the number of people with positive tests for coronavirus in every local authority area in the Anglia region.

So areas with large populations, like towns and cities, can be compared directly with rural areas with fewer people living there - the infection rate is expressed as the number of Covid cases per 100,000 people.

The figures are presented as a rolling weekly total of cases and are extracted from the government's official coronavirus dashboard. It discounts data from the four most recent days as those figures are incomplete.

Clickable map of weekly coronavirus cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region

You can select areas of the map with your cursor to find out the infection rate in your part of the Anglia region. The darker shades of blue indicate the higher infection rates.

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

The map below indicates the areas of the Anglia region where the weekly total of cases have increased compared with the previous week's figures.

Interactive map of weekly coronavirus cases in each council area of the Anglia region

The areas in the darker red colour had rising or static coronavirus cases in the latest weekly data - the lighter colours had falling cases

The Anglia region consists of the East of England counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk along with Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and Rutland

The data on the national map of the UK covers a slightly different time period than the regional charts above - the figures are one day older

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