Covid cases in Thurrock continue to rise

COVID cases in Thurrock continue to climb.

Brentwood has the highest infection rate in Essex. In the week to 26 October, 176.6 people per 100,000 had the virus – up on the 120.7 cases in the week to 19 October.

Thurrock – which, as a unitary authority, is not in tier two – has the second-highest rate in the county – increasing from 132.5 to 160.6 per 100,000 over the same period.

Meanwhile, four more people have died at hospitals in the region, having tested positive for Covid-19.

They were patients at Basildon Hospital, the James Paget in Gorleston, the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust and Norwich Community Hospital.

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