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 Tuesday 27 July

Weekly coronavirus cases were rising again in the Anglia region between 22 May and 22 July but have now begun to fall. In the latest figures there was an 15% decrease in seven days.

The weekly infection rate is around 350 cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region. The rate across England is now around 400 cases per 100,000.

Hospital admissions are rising in the region. There were 354 Covid patients being treated in East of England hospitals on Tuesday - 100 more than on the same day in the previous week. That is an increase of 39%.

Last week, hospitals in the Anglia region reported 26 coronavirus deaths compared to 13 in the previous week.

The R rate, which measures how fast the pandemic spreading, is at its highest level in the East of England since Christmas.

The government says the R rate in the region is between 1.3 and 1.5, which means that every 10 people with Covid-19 will pass it on to between 13 and 15 others.


All but three of the 54 districts in the Anglia region have an infection rate of above 200 cases per 100,000 people.

Great Yarmouth in Norfolk has the highest infection rate in the region with 489 cases per 100,000 but that has dropped from a peak of nearly 800 on 19 July.

The case rate is above 400 in 19 districts including Chelmsford, Southend, Harlow, Corby and Kettering.

The lowest case rate in the Anglia region is in Breckland in Norfolk with 162 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 the 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

Lockdown rules in England: What's changing from July 19

What has happened to social distancing and the rule of six?

The 'one metre plus' rule has been scrapped entirely, as of July 19 in England. However, some guidance to maintain social distancing in certain situations will remain in place of the legal restrictions.

Social distancing guidance will continue if someone is Covid positive and self-isolating, or in airports, or other ports of entry, to avoid travellers arriving from amber or red-list countries mixing with those from green list areas.

Limits on social contact in England have disappeared, meaning the end of the rule of six indoors and the limit of 30 people for outdoor gatherings.

Do I still need to wear a face mask?

There is now no legal requirements to wear face coverings - but guidance still encourages using masks in some settings, including hospitals, healthcare settings and in crowded enclosed public spaces.

Has the working from home guidance changed?

The guidance on working from home has gone. It's ultimately down to employers to decide whether to keep staff at home or in the office, but the government say employers are able to plan the return of staff to the workplace.

What about weddings and funerals?

The current limits on numbers of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events has ended.

What's happening in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

The changes to Covid rules announced by Boris Johnson, only impact England and will not change regulations in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland.

The Welsh Government “would like to move together” with other parts of the UK in lifting coronavirus restrictions but will only do so if it is “right for Wales”, health minister Eluned Morgan said on Monday 5 July.

As of July 19, restrictions in Scotland have eased, with all areas of the country moving to level 0. The government is aiming to lift all major restrictions in Scotland by August 9.

In Northern Ireland, some significant restrictions have already been eased including allowing the resumption of live music and the lifting of caps on organised outdoor gatherings.

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