THE infection rate across the Maldon District is steadily dropping, according to the latest figures.

Data from Public Health England shows that the infection rate across the district stands at 804 per 100,000 people.

It also shows that 522 cases have been recorded in the seven days leading up to January 9.

The rates reached above 1,000 only a week ago.

The area with the highest infection rate is Heybridge with 1,158.2.

The lowest infection rate is in Mayland, Althorne & Cold Norton at 656.2.

Outside Maldon District, in South Woodham Ferrers, the infection rate now stands below 800 per 100,000 people in both North and South areas.

Here's a breakdown of the figures from the area:


Great Totham, Wickham Bishops & Woodham

Infection rate: 627.4

Cases: 47



Infection rate: 1,158.2

Cases: 99


Maldon North

Infection rate: 749.4

Cases: 52


Maldon South

Infection rate: 674.4

Cases: 52


Danbury and Bicknacre

Infection rate: 1,103.9

Cases: 101


Mayland, Althorne & Cold Norton

Infection rate: 656.2

Cases: 70


Southminster, Bradwell & Dengie Peninsula

Infection rate: 937.1

Cases: 86



Infection rate: 691.1

Cases: 55


South Woodham Ferrers North

Infection rate: 726.6

Cases: 58


South Woodham Ferrers South

Infection rate: 800.4

Cases: 64


Tollesbury, Tolleshunt & Goldhanger

Infection rate: 947.9

Cases: 61



Infection rate: 855.6

Cases: 65