East Sussex covid numbers by district
East Sussex’s new covid cases increased again from 39 to 46 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 from seven to eight while England’s rate jumped again from 47 to 50.
Eastbourne was the only district in the county that had a decrease in infections, falling from seven to six.
Wealden currently has the most cases in the county with 17, jumping from 14, while Lewes’ infections also increased from three to seven.
Rother also had an increase in cases, rising from eight to nine, and Hastings’ cases remained at seven.
According to the most recent Covid-19 weekly surveillance update from East Sussex County Council, males and females between the ages of 10 and 19 are the group with the most infections.
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 the virus evolves new variants all the time and it currently looks as though the Delta variant, first recorded in India, may become the dominant strain in the UK.
“We are beginning to see some evidence that a handful of cases of the variant may have been recorded in East Sussex.
“We can certainly expect more cases to appear and we can expect overall numbers of virus cases to rise – here and across the country.
“But there are sound reasons to think that rising cases need not mean the same rate of severe illness and hospitalisation we saw at the start of this year.”