The Braintree district continues to record some of the lowest Covid-19 rates in the county. 

According to the latest Government data, in the last week the district has recorded six cases. 

The infection rate across the district currently stands at 3.9 per 100,000 people.

All areas have recorded less than three cases in the last seven days and the virus is classes as "suppressed" in these areas. 

They are not recorded on the Covid hotspots map any longer.

This comes as Public Health England identified one case of the Indian variant in Braintree. 

The health body has been tracking the spread of the B.1.617.2 mutation – which originated in India – by testing positive Covid-19 cases across the country for an "S-gene".

PHE identified one positive case of the S-gene in Braintree between May 8-14.

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But, data shows no positive cases of the S-gene were identified in Braintree by May 25, from samples taken in the week to May 21.

All over 30s are now eligible for a vaccine in England as the NHS prepares to extend the rollout to those aged 18 to 29.

A single-dose Covid vaccine made by Janssen has also been approved for use in the UK by the medicines regulator.

The vaccine, which was 85 per cent effective in stopping severe illness from Covid-19 in trials, has met expected safety standards.

Twenty million doses have been ordered for the UK, and will arrive later this year.

It will be the fourth vaccine to be used in the UK to protect against Covid-19.