East Sussex coronavirus rates: These are the latest figures from your area

A new three tiered system of coronavirus restrictions in England has placed the emphasis on infection rates, rather than total numbers, to track the spread.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 8:31 am
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 8:34 am

Areas can now be put under one of three risk levels - medium, high or very high - largely depending on the number of infections recorded per 100,000 people.

Every local authority in East Sussex is currently at a medium risk level, meaning residents have to abide by the rule of six and pubs/restaurants adhere to a 10pm curfew.

As a rule of thumb, areas with infection rates of more than 100 per 100,000 people are nearing 'high risk' and being placed under a local lockdown.


Here are the infection rates for East Sussex's local authorities, for the week October 6 to October 12. These figures are the most up to date infection rates from Public Health England.

Brighton and Hove - 80 per 100,000

Lewes - 40 per 100,000

Wealden - 65 per 100,000

Eastbourne - 20 per 100,000

Hastings - 38 per 100,000

Rother - 28 per 100,000

The average for England is 93 new cases per 100,000 people.

As of yesterday afternoon (October 15), there have been a total of 2,437 positive cases of coronavirus in East Sussex, rising by 39 yesterday.

Brighton and Hove has recorded 1,541 positive cases so far.