Cases in the district are on the rise, but where does Maldon rank compared to the rest of the country?

Essex County Council are set to submit a formal request to enforce tougher coronavirus restrictions across the county.

The council will ask Health Secretary Matt Hancock to move much of the region up to the new 'high level' banding of Covid-19 restrictions.

Mr Hancock is expected to make a decision tomorrow and if approved, new rules on social interaction could be enforced in much of the county by the weekend or early next week.

Eight new cases were confirmed in Maldon yesterday (Tuesday, October 13), meaning the total number of cases stands at 220.

The infection rate is currently 46.2 per 100,000 with 30 new cases confirmed in a seven day period.

These latest figures mean that Maldon is 261st in the country for infection rate.

Tendring, the place with the highest infection rate in Essex, stands at 156th.

The area in Essex with the lowest rate is Braintree with an infection rate of 41.9.

Nottingham currently has the highest infection rate at 880.4 and 2931 cases confirmed in the last seven days.

Folkestone and Hythe in Kent currently has the lowest infection rate at 15.9 with 18 new cases.