210 further coronavirus cases in Mid Sussex, official figures show

The number of coronavirus cases in Mid Sussex increased by 210 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 31,434 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Mid Sussex when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 13 (Thursday), up from 31,224 on Wednesday.

The rate of infection in Mid Sussex now stands at 20,661 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 22,423.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 105,679 over the period, to 14,967,817.

The rate of infection in Mid Sussex now stands at 20,661 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 22,423. Picture courtesy of RADAR

People with a positive lateral flow test no longer need to take a follow-up PCR test to confirm the result unless they have coronavirus symptoms.

UK case numbers currently only include LFT results for England and Northern Ireland, with lateral flow testing data for Scotland due to be added in the coming weeks.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Mid Sussex.

The dashboard shows 295 people had died in the area by January 13 (Thursday) – which was unchanged from Wednesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 19,415 deaths recorded across the South East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Mid Sussex.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in Mid Sussex have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 113,045 people had received both jabs by January 12 (Wednesday) – 82% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 83% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.