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Covid-19 cases in Haverhill doubled during the month of October

Figures compiled for the month of October reveal that the numbers of confirmed cases of Covid-19 more than doubled in Haverhill over the course of the month.

The total however, is still relatively low, going from 11 in the first week of the month to 26 for the week ending October 31.

The statistics were compiled by Haverhill Town councillor Alan Stinchcombe from the coronavirus.data.gov.uk website.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Haverhill in October 2020 was 26
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Haverhill in October 2020 was 26

They show that on October 4 the average rate of cases, for Haverhill, per 100,000 was 40 and on October 31 it stood at 94.6.

Rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by population of Haverhill (estimated by the ONS in mid 2019 to be 27,481, the most recent total available) and multiplying by 100,000.

Haverhill is divided into the three MSOA (Middle Layer Super Output Areas) of West, South and East and North.

For the weeks ending on October 4 and 31, the three areas had the following number of cases, with the highest total recorded at any time in the month in brackets.

North, Oct 4, five, Oct 31 five (six): South and East, four, eight (10): West, two, 13 (13).

Cllr Stinchcombe said: “The rate of increase is low at the moment. I feel confident that if we tighten up as required by the new lockdown it will start to go down.”

The latest seven day period (week ending November 3) data released by Public Health England on Sunday showed that in West Suffolk the total number of coronavirus cases was 116, down by 66 on the previous week, an average rate of 64.8.

Suffolk as a whole saw 523 cases, a drop of 50, in the week ending November 3 leaving an average per 100,000of 68.7.

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