More than 1,000 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Southend in the past week, the latest figures show.

The worrying surge in infections means there were 1,010 new cases identified in the borough in the week ending July 17.

That’s up 546 on last week.

By contrast, there were only 75 cases recorded in Southend a month ago in the week ending June 18.

The infection rate in Southend stands at 551.5 cases per 100,000 people and only Chelmsford is recording a higher number of weekly cases in Essex right now.

Leigh and Eastwood Park recorded the highest number of cases in the latest weekly period, while Prittlewell and Kursaal had the lowest.

Here is the latest data for each part of Southend:

It comes as coronavirus rates continue to rise across both Essex and the UK. 

Yesterday, it was revealed Castle Point has seen one of the biggest rises in infections in England in the past week. 

Essex's director of public health, Dr Mike Gogarty, has revealed more men are testing positive for the virus than women. 

He believes this trend may have been caused by the Euros - which saw fans gather to watch England reach the final against Italy. 

The latest figures show the rise in cases means more than half a million people in the UK have been pinged by the NHS Covid app and told to self-isolate. 

Self-isolation rules are partially being blamed for empty shelves in supermarkets.

Bosses at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Iceland and Co op have all spoken out on the issue and urged customers not to panic buy.