Latest coronavirus figures for Worthing, Adur and Arun as new restrictions to be announced
Coronavirus cases in Worthing, Adur and Arun continue to soar as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to address the nation this evening (January 4).
Mr Johnson is expected to announce tougher restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, which has been accelerated by the emergence of a new, more contagious strain.
West Sussex has been under tier 4 restrictions since Boxing Day, but cases have continued to rise.
According to Public Health England, the latest coronavirus figures for Worthing, Adur and Arun for the week ending December 30 are as follows:
- Worthing - 536 cases per 100,000 people – 593 new cases, an increase of 298 from the week before
- Adur - 510 cases per 100,000 people – 328 new cases, an increase of 80 from the week before
- Arun - 626 cases per 100,000 people - 1,007 new cases, an increase of 512 from the week before
Tougher restrictions follow the more uplifting news of the rollout of a vaccine developed by scientists at Oxford University, to go with the Pfzier BioNTech vaccine already being administered.
East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton delivered an update on how Worthing and Adur are coping here: Coronavirus: Worthing Hospital under ‘severe pressure’ but ‘coping well’, says MPA number of local schools have already closed: Several schools across Worthing and Adur closed to pupils today