A MAP which shows the areas of Braintree, Witham and Halstead worst affected by Covid-19 has seen more areas of Braintree removed while East Halstead remains top with the highest number of new cases.

The map highlights coronavirus hotspots across the area by colour coding them according to the infection rate which also showing the number of new coronavirus cases.

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

The latest data is for the week leading up to October 23.

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.

White areas mean there area is 'suppressed' after having less than three new cases in a seven day period.

Seven day rates are expressed per 100,000.

In Halstead and the surrounding area, Halstead East and the Colnes remains one of the worst hit areas and has the highest number of new cases of the seven day period in the district with 13.

Meanwhile, following Central Brainree being removed from the map and marked white, other areas of the town have also been removed.

These include Braintree South and Bocking.

The number of new cases in Witham has also dropped to four new cases recorded in the seven day period while Halstead Central and West has seven

Other areas including Gosfield and the Hedinghams remain marked in white as they are also designated as suppressed while Finchingfield has been added with three new cases in the seven day period.

Other areas had the following:

  • Halstead East & Colnes - 13
  • Sudbury - 13
  • Coggeshall & Kelvedon - 8
  • Great Dunmow - 8
  • Great Leighs & the Walthams - 8
  • Witham South, Hatfield Peverel & White Notley - 8
  • Great Totham, Wickham Bishops & Woodham - 8
  • Marks Tey & Wakes Colne - 7
  • Great Notley & Black Notley - 7
  • Halstead Central & West - 7
  • Flitch Green, Felsted & High Easter - 6
  • West Witham - 5
  • Braintree West & Rayne - 5
  • North Witham - 4
  • Witham Town - 4
  • Silver End & Stisted - 4
  • Acton, Great Waldingfield & Bures - 4
  • Panfield, Finchingfield & Bardfield - 3
  • Steeple Bumpstead & Great Yeldham - 3