East Sussex covid numbers by district
East Sussex’s new covid cases increased again from 64 to 73 according to the latest seven-day period data.
According to the East Sussex County Council website, the infection rate per 100,000 across the county increased to 13 while England’s rate jumped again to 67.
Despite all districts having an increase in cases, Hastings has the lowest number of infections with nine rising from seven.
Lewes currently has the joint-most cases as their infections increased from 17 to 19 while Wealden’s cases jumped to 19 from 18.
Eastbourne’s cases increased from 10 to 13 and Rother’s infections went up from 12 to 13.
As of Wednesday, May 19, Rother had the highest rate of people with at least the first dose of the vaccine with 69 per cent
Lewes and Wealden both had a vaccination rate of 65 per cent while 64 per cent of the Eastbourne population is vaccinated.
Hastings was the district with the lowest percentage of people vaccinated with 57 per cent.
On the most recent Covid-19 weekly surveillance update from East Sussex County Council, director of public health Darrell Gale said, “We know that some areas are gripped in a third wave of escalating cases and that the new Delta variant is proving a particular challenge.
“In contrast, the number of those cases in East Sussex remain low and of those low numbers there are no more than a handful of cases that have tested positive for the new variant.
“If rates do escalate in East Sussex into a third wave, we do know that our most vulnerable group of elderly are protected and so we are in a very different position from where we were back in the winter months at the start of the second wave.
“The greatest concern that I have at the moment is the declining number of test results and without that information we are increasingly working in the dark.
“This is not just due to fewer people taking tests but fewer people reporting the results of those tests.
“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.”