NEARLY 200 new cases of coronavirus were record in one week in Colchester, new figures have shown.

The coronavirus infection rate in Colchester is now 99.1 cases per 100,000 people with 193 new cases confirmed in the space of seven days.

In the week previously the rate was 58.5 cases per 100,000 people.

The figures, for the seven days to October 17, are based on tests carried out in laboratories and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

In Tendring the rate is 97.6 cases per 100,000 people with 143 new cases.

A map has shown the areas of Colchester worst affected by Covid-19.

The map highlights coronavirus hotspots across the county 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 pillar 1 and pillar 2 testing data from Public Health England.

Areas are then colour coded based on the infection rate.

Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000.

In Colchester central Colchester had the most new cases confirmed with 39.

Abbey Field was next with 15 as was Mile End & Braiswick which also had 15.

Other areas in Colchester had the following:

  • Greenstead, 13
  • New Town & Hythe, 12
  • Monkwick, 12
  • Wivenhoe & University, 10
  • Tiptree, 10
  • Parson's Heath, 9
  • Old Heath & Rowhedge, 8
  • Horkesley Heath, Langham & Dedham, 8
  • Layer-de-la-Haye, Abberton & Mersea East, 7
  • Stanway, 7
  • West Bergholt & Wormingford, 7
  • Prettygate & Westlands, 4
  • Marks Tey & Wakes Colne, 4
  • Lexden, 3
  • West Mersea, 3