Covid-19: 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 the UK Health Security Agency on Monday 16 May


The number of positive coronavirus tests being recorded in the Anglia region is currently running at about 1,000 per day and has been declining for a number of weeks. However cases have started to increase again in a few districts.

On Wednesday 29 December 2021, there were more than 27,850 confirmed Covid cases in the region - the highest number recorded in a single day during the entire pandemic.

The weekly infection rate is around 95 cases per 100,000 in the Anglia region which is the lowest since June 2021. The highest infection rate of the pandemic in the region was in early January 2022 when there were 1,975 cases per 100,000.

The current infection rate across England is now around 90 cases per 100,000.

Hospitals in the Anglia region were admitting more than 400 Covid patients a day in January 2021 compared to around 65 a day currently.

The numbers of people dying with Covid-19 are much lower than at the start of 2021. For comparison, there were nearly 8,000 deaths linked to Covid in the Anglia region in the first 10 weeks of 2021. In 2022 there were around 1,300 coronavirus deaths over a similar period.

Graph showing week-on-week changes in confirmed coronavirus cases in each county in the ITV Anglia region

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


Hospital admissions are falling in the Anglia region. There were 583 patients infected with Covid being treated in East of England hospitals on Monday 16 May 2022 - 267 fewer than on the same day in the previous week, a decrease of 31%.

In the seven days to Friday 13 May 2022, hospitals in the Anglia region reported 69 coronavirus deaths compared to 96 in the previous week.

About 90% of people over the age of 16 in the region have now been double-jabbed for the coronavirus vaccine and around 75% of the adult population have now had the booster jab.

It is estimated by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that one in 50 people in the East of England were infected with coronavirus on 7 May compared to one in 40 the week before. Across England it was estimated that 1 person in 45 was infected during the week ending 16 April.

The most recent estimated R rate for the region was issued on 13 May. It measures how fast the pandemic spreading, and is between 0.7 and 0.9 in the East of England, which is the same as in the previous fortnight. That means that every 10 people with Covid-19 will pass it on to between seven and nine others.

The growth rate in cases is estimated to be between -6% to -2% in the region. That means that the number of new infections is declining by up to 6% every day.

The UK Health Security Agency says the R rate estimates represent the transmission of COVID-19, two to three weeks ago due to the time delay between someone being infected, developing symptoms, and needing healthcare.

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

All except seven of the 54 districts in the Anglia region have an infection rate of above 70 cases per 100,000 people.

Cambridge currently has the highest infection rate in the Anglia region with 154 cases per 100,000 people. Next is Central Bedfordshire on 125 followed by Huntingdonshire with 126.

The lowest case rate in the Anglia region is in Northampton with 60 cases per 100,000.

Every day, the UK Health Security Agency 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.

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 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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