538 further coronavirus cases in Mid Sussex, official figures show

The number of coronavirus cases in Mid Sussex increased by 538 over the weekend, official figures show.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 1:28 pm

A total of 18,966 people had been confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus in Mid Sussex when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on November 22 (Monday), up from 18,428 on Friday.

The rate of infection in Mid Sussex now stands at 12,466 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 14,828.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 123,773 over the period, to 9,889,926.

The rate of infection in Mid Sussex now stands at 12,466 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 14,828

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend in Mid Sussex.

The dashboard shows 284 people had died in the area by November 22 (Monday) – which was unchanged from Friday.

It means there have been no deaths in the past week, which is the same as the previous week.

They were among 18,641 deaths recorded across the South East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Mid Sussex.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

Figures reported on a Monday are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths over the weekend.

The figures also show that four in five people in Mid Sussex have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 109,756 people had received both jabs by November 21 (Sunday) – 80% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 80% of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.