The latest Covid-19 infection rates, cases and deaths in Wealden as mobile testing unit opens in Crowborough

A Covid-19 mobile testing unit has opened in Crowborough today.

Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 12:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 1:40 pm

Wealden District Council confirmed the testing unit will be at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club today (January 6), and tomorrow (January 7).

A spokesman said: “Test slots are available to book from 6pm the evening before.

“Once you have an appointment you will be given details on how to safely arrive at the site. One you have completed the test you must go straight home and self-isolate.

Crowborough Beacon Golf Club. Picture: Google Street View

“The number of people in Wealden with Covid-19 is increasing. Anyone with symptoms, no matter how mild, should self-isolate and book a test.”

In the latest figures released by Public Health England, Wealden recorded a further 189 cases in the past 24 hours.

In the past seven days (December 30 to January 5), 1,103 people have tested positive for the virus.

Two deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours – figures also show – while 15 people have died within 28 days of testing positive.

Meanwhile, figures below, collated by the NHS, shows the Covid-19 infection rate for each neighbourhood in Wealden for the seven-day period up to December 30.

For context, the average area in England has an infection rate of 211 positive cases per 100,000 people.

Crowborough Whitehill & Warren – 29 new cases at a rate of 382 per 100,000 people

Crowborough South East – 29 new cases at a rate of 355 per 100,000 people

Crowborough North East – 39 new cases at a rate of 604 per 100,000 people

Hailsham Central & East – 29 new cases at a rate of 464 per 100,000 people

Frant & Groombridge – 27 new cases at a rate of 411 per 100,000 people

Chelwood & Nutley – 13 new cases at a rate of 238 per 100,000 people

Forest Row & Coleman’s Hatch – 38 new cases at a rate of 550 per 100,000 people

Mayfield & Wadhurst – 45 new cases at a rate of 556 per 100,000 people

Hailsham East – 50 new cases at a rate of 813 per 100,000 people

Hailsham South & West – 41 new cases at a rate of 707 per 100,000 people

Herstmonceux & Ninfield – 29 new cases at a rate of 447 per 100,000 people

Polegate – 52 new cases at a rate of 555 per 100,000 people

Stone Cross, Westham & Pevensey Bay – 80 new cases at a rate of 729 per 100,000 people

Hailsham North, Alfriston & East Dean – 68 new cases at a rate of 490 per 100,000 people

Willingdon – 58 new cases at a rate of 770 per 100,000 people

Heathfield – 75 new cases at a rate of 919 per 100,000 people

Broad Oak & Horam – 50 new cases at a rate of 704 per 100,000 people

Five Ash Down, Horsted & Chiddingly – 37 new cases at a rate of 527 per 100,000 people

Uckfield Town & North – 24 new cases at a rate of 278 per 100,000 people

Uckfield South – 26 new cases at a rate of 402 per 100,000 people

Buxted, Framfield & Rotherfield – 38 new cases at a rate of 452 per 100,000 people