A MAP has shown the areas of Braintree and Witham worst affected by Covid-19 as figures show 81 new cases were diagnosed in a seven day period.

The map highlights coronavirus hotspots across the area 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 14.

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 Braintree and Witham, central Braintree had the most new cases confirmed with 9.

However, Great Notley and Black Notley were tied next with 9 while Witham Town had 7.

Other areas in Braintree and Witham had the following:

Central Braintree, 9

Great Notley & Black Notley, 9

Coggeshall and Kelvedon, 9

Great Dunmow, 7

Witham Town, 7

Bocking, 6

Silver End and Stisted, 5

Great Leighs & the Walthams, 5

Braintree West & Rayne, 4

Hedingham, Gosfield & Greenstead Green, 4

Boreham & Little Baddow, 4

Marks Tey & Wakes Colne, 4

Bocking Churchstreet & Blackwater, 3

North Witham, 3

Witham South, Hatfield Peverel & White Notley, 3

Flitch Green, Felsted & High Easter, 3

The coronavirus infection rate in Braintree is now 53.1 with 81 new cases confirmed.

The figures, for the seven days to October 15, 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 the week previously the infection rate in Braintree was 43.9 cases per 100,000 people.

In Tendring the rate is 98.3 cases per 100,000 people with 144 new cases.

Data for the most recent four days (October 16-19) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

In Nottingham, 2,368 new cases were recorded in the seven days to October 15 – the equivalent of 711.3 cases per 100,000 people.

This is down from 1001.2 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to October 8.