East Sussex covid numbers by district

East Sussex’s new covid cases increased again from 73 to 97 according to the latest seven-day period data.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 2:35 pm

According to the East Sussex County Council website, the infection rate per 100,000 across the county increased to 17 from 13 while England’s rate jumped again from 67 to 72.

All districts had an increase in cases.

Hastings currently has the fewest infections with 14, rising from nine, while Rother’s cases have gone up from 13 to 15.

Covid Testing Centre signs in Eastbourne. SUS-201020-152413001

Lewes has the most cases in the county as their infections jumped from 19 to 27.

Wealden’s cases also increased to 25 from 19 while Eastbourne’s infections went up from 13 to 16.

As of June 6, Rother had the highest rate of people with at least the first dose of the vaccine with 78 per cent

Lewes and Wealden both had a vaccination rate of 76 per cent while 73 per cent of the Eastbourne population is vaccinated.

Hastings was the district with the lowest percentage of people vaccinated with 68 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 that some areas are gripped in a third wave of escalating cases and that the new Delta variant is proving a particular challenge.

“In contrast, the number of those cases in East Sussex remain low and of those low numbers there are no more than a handful of cases that have tested positive for the new variant.

“If rates do escalate in East Sussex into a third wave, we do know that our most vulnerable group of elderly are protected and so we are in a very different position from where we were back in the winter months at the start of the second wave.

“The greatest concern that I have at the moment is the declining number of test results and without that information we are increasingly working in the dark.

“This is not just due to fewer people taking tests but fewer people reporting the results of those tests.

“Please don’t dismiss any slight symptoms – take a PCR test and make sure that you don’t pass it on to someone who may develop more serious symptoms.”