Coronavirus infection rates double in some parts of Suffolk

The government has released the latest coronavirus infection rates Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The government has released the latest coronavirus infection rates Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The coronavirus infection rates in some parts of Suffolk have doubled in the past week, according to new figures. 

The latest data compares the seven days up to December 18 with the seven days up to December 10. 

There were rises in rates across Suffolk, the largest of which was in Babergh where the infection rates rose from 89.1 cases per 100,000 to 231.4 cases per 100,000. 

There were also large rises in Mid Suffolk where the infection rate rose from 60.6 cases per 100,000 to 176.1 cases per 100,000 and East Suffolk where cases rose from 78.2 cases per 100,000 to 146.7 cases per 100,000. 

There were rises across north Essex as well. 

The largest rise continued to be in Braintree, which is now in Tier 4, which saw the infection rate increase from 322.4 cases per 100,000 to 581.9 cases per 100,000. 

Maldon also saw a massive increase from 189.4 to 462.1.