Coronavirus updates for Essex on Gateway 97.8

Welcome to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page, which is regularly updated. We are still bringing you the latest news on air, alongside a Coronavirus Update at 5:30pm every Friday evening, which has been running since March 2020.

For the Gateway Response page, click here.

Johnny is on air every Friday at 5:30pm and on Sunday mornings from 9-12 with the latest news.

Health

Deaths

740 Basildon residents have died with COVID-19, a total which has risen by 2 in the past week. (As of 25th December).

625 Thurrock residents have died with COVID-19, a total which has risen by 2 in the past week. (As of 2nd December).

Our thoughts are with the friends and family suffering from their loss. You can find the latest government figures by clicking here.

Cases

The trend of coronavirus cases in Basildon is decreasing. The rate per 100k population is at 21.9 (As of 2nd December).

The trend of coronavirus cases in Thurrock is increasing. The rate per 100k population is at 25.1 (As of 2nd December).

Both are below the national average.

Hospital admissions across Mid and South Essex (Basildon, Broomfield and Southend) are up 4% on last week. (As of 31st October).

You can find the latest government figures by clicking here.

Vaccines

Across Mid and South Essex (Basildon, Broomfield and Southend), 2,500,170 vaccines have been distributed. 920,976 are first dose vaccines, 880,805 are second dose vaccines and 698,389 are third vaccine doses. (As of 15th September)

These figures are updated weekly, on Thursdays. Data is available here.

Vaccines are currently being distributed. Any adult can book their two doses and booster jab on the NHS website or by calling the free phone number 119.

Mental health and wellbeing

Isolation can be a very difficult experience. If you are struggling, our friends at the Happy Hub have a lot of resources on their Facebook page. Just click here.

Be sure to check this page regularly for updates and for all the latest information, tune in to our Coronavirus Update every Friday evening at 5:30pm.

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