The Maldon District continues to record one of the lowest Covid-19 rates in the country.

Maldon was 'Covid free' in the seven days leading up to April 27, according to the latest data. 

The district continues to be an area with some of the lowest Covid rates in Essex and the whole country. 

In the last seven days the town has recorded just three new cases and the infection rate stands at 3 per 100,000 people.

Infection rates remain low across mid Essex with just one area of the Braintree District recording three or more cases. 

Bocking is the only area to have recorded four cases in those seven days. 

The rest of the borough has recorded less than three, meaning the virus is classed as "suppressed" in these areas.

They are not recorded on the hotspots map any longer.

Last week an expert said Maldon’s demographic could have helped it to control the virus alongside the vaccine roll-out.

Read more here.

Prof Rowland Kao, chairman of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science at Edinburgh University, told the I website: “Maldon is relatively well off area with low deprivation which we know has an impact on Covid.

“In particular, ability to quarantine is partially about deprivation with evidence that there are those who cannot afford to isolate.

“So while vaccination numbers are important, so are other factors too.”