Coronavirus: New figures show rate of cases in West Sussex

The rate of coronavirus cases in West Sussex has been revealed.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 9:53 am

New data from Public Health England (PHE) shows the weekly rate of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people.

Figures have now been released for the week of June 15 to 21, and for the subsequent week – June 22 to 28.

The data shows the rate of infection in West Sussex has gone down during this time.

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For the first week (June 15 to 21), the rate was 3.3.

But by the following week (June 22 to 28) this had fallen to 2.9

Other parts of Sussex also saw the rate of infection drop over the two week period.

In Brighton and Hove, the rate fell from 5.2 in the first week to 2.4 in the second.

Meanwhile in East Sussex, the rate halved from 9 to 4.5.

The local authority with the highest rate of infection – at 141.3 in the week of June 22 to 28 – is Leicester, where a local lockdown has been implemented.

These rates include results from tests carried out in hospitals (pillar one) as well as results from tests carried out at drive through centres and home testing kits processed in commercial labs (pillar two).

It emerged earlier this week that the data published by the Government on its coronavirus webpage every day, which includes a regional breakdown of the figures, only included the results from pillar one.

These new figures from PHE therefore give a more accurate picture of which areas are worst affected across the country.

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