Covid infection rates and daily deaths continue to fall

Bury St Edmunds town centre during the third UK lockdown Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The UK has reported its lowest daily Covid death total since October (file photo) - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Coronavirus infection rates remain lower than the national average in Suffolk and north Essex as the UK recorded its lowest daily number of deaths since October.

Government data has revealed Ipswich remains the Suffolk district with the highest Covid infection rate, with 46.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week up to March 10.

In the same timeframe, West Suffolk's rate was reported as 39.1 and Babergh's was 29.3.

East Suffolk's infection rate is now 26.1 and Mid Suffolk's is the lowest in the county at 22.1.

Over the border in north Essex, Braintree reported a rate of 44.6 in the same timeframe.

Colchester's figure was 41.6, while Tendring's was even lower at 31.4.

The national infection rate for England is now 58.5.

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