THE COVID infection rate has fallen below 100 across the Braintree district for the first time in months.

Figures from Public Health England show that the infection rate stands at 90.4, down from 126.8 the week prior.

The latest figures are for the week leading up to February 16.

They also show that 138 new cases were recorded.

According to the Governments interactive covid map, the last time the infection rate in Braintree fell below 100, was November.

The drop in cases comes as Boris Johnson prepares to outline the roadmap out of lockdown.

Mr Johnson is set to address Parliament at about 3.30pm this afternoon before leading a Downing Street press briefing at 7pm this evening.

Infection rates have fallen across the district except in Bocking Churchstreet & Blackwater where the rate remains high at 237.0 per 100,000 people and 22 new cases.

Rates also remain high in Witham Town at 204.8 and 23 cases in the last seven days.

In Bocking, less than three cases have been recorded in the last seven days.

Here is a breakdown of the rest of the district:

Panfield, Finchingfield & Bardfield

Infection rate: 94.4

Cases: 6

Flitch Green, Felsted & High Easter

Infection rate: 98.2

Cases: 11

Braintree West and Rayne

Infection rate: 101.6

Cases: 8

Great Notley & Black Notley

Infection rate: 72.3

Cases: 7

Braintree South

Infection rate: 40.1

Cases: 4

Central Braintree

Infection rate: 63.4

Cases: 6

Silver End & Stisted

Infection rate: 67.7

Cases: 7

Coggeshall & Kelvedon

Infection rate: 75.3

Cases: 8

North Witham

Infection rate: 65.4

Cases: 6

Witham South, Hatfield Peverel & White Notley

Infection rate: 137.5

Cases: 11

West Witham

Infection rate: 118.7

Cases: 7