East Sussex covid numbers by district

East Sussex’s new covid cases increased again from 98 to 129 according to the latest seven-day period data.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 4:54 pm

According to the East Sussex County Council website, the infection rate per 100,000 across the county increased to 23 while England’s rate jumped again from 86.

Eastbourne was the only district that didn’t have an increase in infections as their cases remained at 15.

Wealden currently has the most cases with 38 rising from 24 while Lewes’ infections increased from 26 to 29.

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

Hastings also experienced a jump in cases, going up from 17 to 28.

Rother reported the smallest rise in infections as their cases increased from 16 to 19.

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, “Although weekly rates in East Sussex are very low compared to the rest of the country, as expected, cases here have started to rise.

“You may wish to reconsider any travel plans depending on rates of infection in that area.

“Last week I raised my concern about the declining number of test results - not just due to fewer people taking tests but fewer people reporting the results of those tests.

“One of the newer symptoms reported is hayfever like sneezing and a runny nose.

“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.

“To all those who have no symptoms of COVID, please remember that we are increasingly coming into contact with others and you may unwittingly spread the infection to someone who may develop more serious symptoms.

“It is vital that we all continue to test ourselves twice a week and report those results.”