East Sussex covid numbers by district

East Sussex’s new covid cases increased again from 129 to 147 according to the latest seven-day period data.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 1:58 pm

According to the East Sussex County Council website, the infection rate per 100,000 across the county increased to 26 while England’s rate jumped again to 98.

Rother is the district with the fewest cases as their infections increased from 18 to 19.

Eastbourne’s cases also went up to 20 from 15 while Hastings’ infections increased from 31 to 32

Covid Testing Centre signs in Eastbourne. SUS-201020-152413001

Lewes had the biggest jump in cases, rising from 28 to 36, but Weladen recorded the highest number of infections as their cases increased to 40 from 37.

As of June 6, Rother had the highest rate of people with at least the first dose of the vaccine with 78 per cent

Lewes and Wealden both had a vaccination rate of 76 per cent while 73 per cent of the Eastbourne population is vaccinated.

Hastings was the district with the lowest percentage of people vaccinated with 68 per cent.

On the most recent Covid-19 weekly surveillance update from East Sussex County Council, director of public health Darrell Gale said, “Although weekly rates in East Sussex are very low compared to the rest of the country, as expected, cases here have started to rise.

“You may wish to reconsider any travel plans depending on rates of infection in that area.

“Last week I raised my concern about the declining number of test results - not just due to fewer people taking tests but fewer people reporting the results of those tests.

“One of the newer symptoms reported is hayfever like sneezing and a runny nose.

“Please don’t dismiss any slight symptoms – take a PCR test and make sure that you don’t pass it on to someone who may develop more serious symptoms.

“To all those who have no symptoms of COVID, please remember that we are increasingly coming into contact with others and you may unwittingly spread the infection to someone who may develop more serious symptoms.

“It is vital that we all continue to test ourselves twice a week and report those results.”