AREAS of Halstead remain some of the worst hit regions in the district after nearly two weeks of lockdown according to figures found on the coronavirus hotspots map.

The rate of infection in the district now stands at 99.6 cases per 100,000.

Tendring, Colchester and Maldon all have lower rates of infection.

Braintree remains way off the average rate of infection in the Essex County Council area however, which is 140.9.

The worst affected area in the district is still Braintree West and Rayne, which saw 16 cases of Covid-19 recorded between November 6 and 12.

However, in the same space of time, Halstead Central and West is just one case behind with 15 new cases recorded.

This means Halstead Central and West is joint second for the current worst hit area in the Braintree District.

The area is tied with Coggeshall and Kelevdon as well as Silver End and Stisted which also have 15.

Other areas in neighbouring districts like Uttlesford are hit even worse with Great Dunmow recording a whopping 34 new cases in the seven days leading to November 12.

Other areas of the Braintree district such as West and North Witham and Bures Hamlet, Maplestead and Belchamp, have been removed from the map after ecording fewer than three new cases.

Here are all the areas highlighted on Public Health England's covid hotspots map with the total number of cases recorded in the seven-day period ending November 12.

  • Braintree West and Rayne - 16
  • Halstead Central and West - 15
  • Coggeshall and Kelvedon - 15
  • Silver End and Stisted - 15
  • Braintree South - 12
  • Marks Tey and Wakes Colne - 9
  • Witham Town - 9
  • Central Braintree - 8
  • Halstead East and Colnes - 8
  • Witham South, Hatfield Peverel and White Notley - 7
  • Steeple Bumpstead and Great Yeldham - 7
  • Bocking - 7
  • Hedingham, Gosfield & Greenstead Green - 7
  • Panfield, Finchingfield and Bardfield - 5
  • Great Notley and Black Notley - 4
  • Bocking Churchstreet and Blackwater - 3