Daily Confirmed Cases - East Sussex Districts and Boroughs

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New local restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus will come into effect from next Wednesday (December 2).

The government has announced that East Sussex will be in Tier 2. This is for areas with a higher or rapidly rising level of infections, and some additional restrictions will need to be in place. For a full breakdown, see: GOV.UK – Local restriction tiers.

The following charts show daily confirmed cases by the date the test was taken up to 17 November 2020 (as at 18 November 2020). The line in the chart shows the 7-day rolling average which smooths out the daily variation.

There is a lag in reporting of confirmed cases, and so data in the most recent periods is likely to change.

The scales for each chart are different so it is important to read the accompanying text.

Eastbourne Borough

Eastbourne had a higher number of cases during the first wave. Between mid-June and July there were higher numbers of cases than many other areas of the country followed by few cases in August. Throughout October there has been a consistent increase so that Eastbourne had the highest weekly rate of cases last week, but this has levelled in November with the Eastbourne rate being close to the county average.

Hastings Borough

Throughout the pandemic Hastings has generally experienced the fewest cases in East Sussex and one of the lowest rates of total confirmed cases in the country. Throughout June, July and August there were only sporadic cases but since the middle of September there has been an increase and the weekly rate in Hastings has at times been the highest in the county. However, although cases have increased through November, Hastings still has the lowest weekly rate in the county.

Lewes District

Lewes experienced higher numbers than other areas of East Sussex during the first wave of the pandemic. Since June cases in Lewes have been at low levels, with an increasing trend from the end of September and throughout October. This trend appears to have stabilised and Lewes currently has the second lowest rate in the county.

Rother District

Rother experienced generally lower numbers of cases relative to most parts of East Sussex in wave one. As with East Sussex generally Rother had low cases throughout June, July and August. Cases increased throughout October and there has been a sharper increase in November with Rother currently having the highest weekly rate in the county.

Wealden District

The picture in Wealden is similar to that of East Sussex overall. Cases reduced from the first wave to low levels and a reducing trend between June and August. The cases in Wealden showed a marked increase in October and although the trend mostly appears flat, these were at higher levels than elsewhere which means Wealden had the highest rate in the county for a couple of weeks. We have subsequently seen a larger increase in November and Wealden is now the second highest in the county, just behind Wealden.