Sussex coronavirus cases plummet as all areas see fall in infections

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sussex have fallen in every area of the county.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 2:26 pm

Latest figures from Public Health England, covering the week ending January 15, show the number of new cases in the county fell by 27 per cent compared to the week before.

Every local authority saw a decrease, but most areas still have infection rates well above the national average.

England’s average infection rate is 432 confirmed cases per 100,000 people. Only three areas in Sussex have an infection rate below that figure – Horsham, Mid-Sussex and Rother.

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As of yesterday afternoon (January 19), 3,687,206 people in England have received the first dose of the vaccine.

This newspaper recently launched its A Shot in the Arm campaign, urging Boris Johnson to roll out the vaccines to all of our community pharmacies. Read more here: Thousands sign our petition to allow pharmacies to deliver Covid vaccineHere are the latest case figures for each area, according to Public Health England, covering the week ending January 15:

Chichester

Infection rate: 464 Cases: 562 Change from previous week: -4%

Arun

Infection rate: 595 Cases: 957 Change from previous week: -9%

Worthing

Infection rate: 610 Cases: 675 Change from previous week: -20%

Horsham

Infection rate: 369 Cases: 531 Change from previous week: -32%

Crawley

Infection rate: 734 Cases: 825 Change from previous week: -37%

Mid-Sussex

Infection rate: 389 Cases: 588 Change from previous week: -29%

Adur

Infection rate: 482 Cases: 310 Change from previous week: -33%

Brighton and Hove

Infection rate: 492 Cases: 1,431 Change from previous week: -37%

Lewes

Infection rate: 487 Cases: 503 Change from previous week: -33%

Wealden

Infection rate: 575 Cases: 928 Change from previous week: -17%

Eastbourne

Infection rate: 891 Cases: 924 Change from previous week: -14%

Rother

Infection rate: 394 Cases: 379 Change from previous week: -39%

Hastings

Infection rate: 519 Cases: 481 Change from previous week: -37%