Suffolk's Covid infection rates rank among the lowest in England

Ipswich Town Centre shoppers wearing masks Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

The government has released the latest Covid infection rates in Suffolk - Credit: Charlotte Bond

The Covid rates in Suffolk's districts are among the lowest in England, figures have revealed.

Data released by the government for the week up to August 13 has shown Babergh's seven-day infection rate was 151 cases per 100,000 people.

This was the second lowest in the country, only below North Norfolk at 125.5.

East Suffolk's infection rate of 177.3 was ranked as the sixth lowest in England after surging in the days after last month's Latitude Festival, which was held at Henham Park near Southwold.

The district's Covid rate reached a peak of 240.9 in the week up to August 1.

The most-recent data revealed Ipswich was ranked had the seventh-lowest infection rate nationally at 178, while Mid Suffolk reported a rate of 199.3.

West Suffolk's rate was comparatively higher at 239.7, which can be linked to Newmarket after the town reported the most new infections in Suffolk in the last week.


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Public health bosses previously said the surge could be linked to "any number of reasons".

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