Coronavirus is still suppressed in every Mid Sussex neighbourhood as Indian variant concerns grow

The vaccine roll out is in full swing and lockdown has been gradually lifting in Mid Sussex and across England as cases and deaths dwindle.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 4:44 pm

But with the so-called Indian variant becoming a cause of concern for the Government with infections identified across the UK, there are fears the roadmap out of lockdown could be threatened.

However, the latest figures show that each of Mid Sussex’s 17 neighbourhoods have recorded fewer than three cases on May 14 – giving a rate of zero.

Haywards Heath South and Cuckfield saw a drop in infections in the latest seven-day period.

Coronavirus is still suppressed in every Mid Sussex neighbourhood

Suppression means the Government will not say the exact number of cases to avoid identifying individual people.

But they will confirm when cases fall below three – something which has now happened in every area of Mid Sussex.

In Mid Sussex 276 people have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test, Government figures show.