Interactive map reveals Suffolk neighbourhoods with highest Covid rates

Shoppers in masks on Sudbury's Market Hill Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Claydon and Bramford have the highest Covid rates in Suffolk - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Claydon and Bramford currently have the highest coronavirus infection rates throughout Suffolk and north Essex.

Public Health England figures for the week leading up to March 20 have broken down postcodes into areas known as Middle-layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs), which each have a population of about 8,000.

The data has revealed the Claydon & Bramford neighbourhood currently has the highest Covid rate in the region, with 2085.2 cases per 100,000 people after 160 new infections were reported in the seven previous days. 

Neighbouring Kesgrave East & Martlesham has a rate of 1,857.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Greenstead in Colchester, Essex had the lowest case rate in the region with 563.3 per 100,000 people. 

As case rates are continuing to rise across the region some hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex have suspended visiting to their wards

It comes after the number of people with Covid-19 at Ipswich and Colchester hospitals has almost doubled in a week - with public health leaders "understandably concerned" at rising cases.