COLCHESTER'S Covid infection rate has dropped significantly in the space of a week.

In the week leading up to July 24, Colchester’s average infection rate stood at 383.7 cases per 100,000 people, with 747 cases of Covid-19 confirmed during the week.

This was a significant drop in case numbers from the previous week up to July 17, where the average case rate throughout Colchester was 502.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Tendring's week-on-week Covid rate has also fallen.

In the week to July 24 it was 346.6 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down from 541.1 cases per 100,000 people a week earlier.

According to the latest Government data, in the week to July 24, just two per cent of authorities in England saw a week-on-week rise in Covid rate.

The rest, 98 per cent, saw their rates decrease.

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Case numbers are falling in most parts of Colchester, however, some areas are still seeing a rise.


Lexden saw its Covid rate increase 40 per cent in the week to July 23 compared with a week earlier, with 21 cases recorded.

West Mersea's rate increased by a quarter, with 30 cases recorded.

Old Heath and Rowhedge saw a small week-on-week increase of 4.8 per cent, with 44 cases recorded.

West Bergholt and Wormingford's case rate increased by 37.5 per cent.

Every other part of the borough saw its infection rate fall compared with a week earlier.

You can view the figures in more detail here.