A MAP has shown the areas of Halstead worst affected by Covid-19 as the east of Halstead sees a spike in the number of new cases.

The map highlights coronavirus hotspots across the area by colour coding them according to the infection rate.

The map displays weekly data from March when the pandemic began.

The latest data is for the week leading up to October 16.

It shows the rate of infection in each area and where positive cases have been confirmed in recent days.

It is based on testing data from Public Health England.

Areas are then colour coded based on the infection rate.

Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000.

In Halstead and the surrounding area, Halstead East and the Colnes saw an at least ten case spike and now has the most new cases in the district with twelve.

Central Braintree has half with six, while Bocking also has six.

Areas including Finchingfield and Bocking Churchstreet are marked in white as they designated as suppressed, meaning they have fewer than three cases.

Other areas had the following:

  • Halstead East and the Colnes, 12
  • Sudbury, 9
  • Thaxted, Great Sampford & Radwinter, 8
  • Coggeshall & Kelvedon, 7
  • Central Braintree, 6
  • Silver End and Stisted, 6
  • Bocking, 6
  • Great Cornard, 6
  • Braintree West & Rayne, 4
  • Marks Tey & Wakes Colne, 4
  • Halstead Central & West, 3
  • Hedingham, Gosfield & Greenstead Green, 3
  • Bures Hamlet, Maplestead & Belchamp, 3
  • Acton, Great Waldingfield & Bures, 3