COVID-19 weekly surveillance update

Last updated: 31 July 2020

The government has recently published national data for all confirmed cases across the country. This enables us in East Sussex to have a clearer understanding of the number of COVID-19 cases identified through NHS Test and Trace, how they change over time, and how this compares to other areas.

All the information is available nationally and links are provided to the underlying data source.

The key message is that as with elsewhere in the country, COVID-19 has not gone away in East Sussex. Whilst overall we have had lower rates compared with the national average, we continue to see new cases in East Sussex. As lockdown measures ease it is vitally important that we all:

  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Are vigilant of signs and symptoms (high temperature, new persistent cough, or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste), and to self-isolate and order a test if they appear. See NHS advice.
  • Wash hands regularly.

This update is provided to: All East Sussex District and Borough Councils; East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group; Local Medical Council; Sussex Police; Public Health England; Sussex Resilience Forum; Healthwatch; and East Sussex County Council.

Darrell Gale Director of Public Health
Darrell Gale Director of Public Health