Worthing Covid-19 cases fall back below national average

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Worthing have fallen back below the national average.

After a worrying surge last week that saw the infection rate – the number of cases per 100,000 people – reach the highest in the South East, Worthing now boasts a much more encouraging figure.

According to Public Health England, Worthing recorded 51 cases per 100,000 people for the week ending March 4. The national average was 52.

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The leader of Worthing Borough Council, Dan Humphreys, has welcomed the decline.

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“The sharp reduction in confirmed cases in Worthing is welcome and a great relief,” he said.

“Once again it is all due to the forbearance and sacrifices of the people of Worthing who continue to play their part in the battle to get back to normal. As the vaccine rollout continues to accelerate we can look forward to a fantastic summer.”

The number of cases in Worthing fell by more than half compared the previous week, with 56 new cases representing a drop of 66.

A total of 41,441 people have now had at least one dose of the vaccine in the town.

Sadly, 200 people have now died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.