One area of the Maldon district has recorded a spike in Covid cases in the last seven days. 

Southminster, Bradwell and Dengie Peninsula has recorded eleven cases in the week leading up to June 2.

All other 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.

The infection rate for the district as a whole has also risen to 26.2 per 100,000 people and a total of 17 cases have been recorded in the last seven days. 

It comes as a number of cases of the Indian variant have been confirmed in the district.

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The Covid-19 mutation that originated in India – now known as the Delta variant – is now believed to be dominant in the UK, with evidence suggesting it may be more dangerous than the Kent variation.

Figures published by Public Health England show between one and four cases of the Delta variant were recorded in Maldon by June 2 – though they could not give an exact figure.

The rate of infection in Essex now stands at 7,651 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 7,009.