PEOPLE across Colchester and north Essex have been urged to get a booster jab as the borough recorded more than 1,000 cases in a week.

In the seven days to November 19. the latest data available, there were 1,011 cases recorded in Colchester.

It gives the borough a case rate of 512.7 cases per 100,000 people. 

The most cases were recorded in Greenstead with 77 followed by Shrub End where there were 72 cases. 

The next highest was Parsons Heath where there were 68 cases with Abbey Field next at 66 cases. 

The Government's interactive Covid map breaks down each area and colour codes them depending on how many cases there are.

One area in Colchester is now highlighted dark purple which means the rate is more than 800 cases per 100,000 people.

Read more >> Colchester records nearly 1,000 Covid cases in a week - the worst affected areas 

Abbey Field recorded 66 cases and has a rate of 837.1 cases per 100,000 people. 

There are 10 areas in Colchester highlighted purple which means the rate is between 400-799 cases per 100,000 people. 

They are:

  • Greenstead - 77 cases
  • Shrub End - 72 cases
  • Parsons Heath - 68 cases
  • Monkwick - 55 cases
  • Prettygate & Westlands - 52 cases
  • Highwoods - 51 cases
  • Lexden - 40 cases
  • Old Heath & Rowhedge - 38 cases
  • Stanway - 37 cases
  • West Mersea - 36 cases 

Of the 377 local areas in the UK, 278 (74%) have seen a week-on-week rise in rates, 95 (25%) have seen a fall and four are unchanged.

Torridge in Devon continues to have the highest rate in the UK, with 708 new cases in the seven days to November 20 – the equivalent of 1,030.3 per 100,000 people.

This is up from 852.7 in the seven days to November 13.

Mid Sussex has the second highest rate, up from 723.0 to 849.2, with 1,292 new cases.

Gwynedd in Wales has the third highest rate, up from 693.5 to 848.4, with 1,062 new cases.

Mid Ulster has the highest rate in Northern Ireland (837.2, up from 699.5) and Falkirk has the highest rate in Scotland (543.7, down slightly from 551.2).