Analysis of official data by this website shows deaths from Covid-19 in the Wealden District Council area peaked in the week ending April 24.
Since then, the numbers have declined markedly.
At the same time, as we have previously reported, there is only a slow increase in the number of lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the district, see here
Wealden recorded 80 Covid-19 deaths registered up to May 15, according to the latest available figures.
The district’s first registered coronavirus death was in mid March.
This year, there have been a total of 820 deaths in the district from all causes.
Peak week for deaths
Covid-19 death totals grew from the beginning of April with the peak coming in the week ending April 24, when 21 were registered.
In the three following weeks, the numbers were 12 deaths, 11 and five in the last available data.
Rate per 100,000 people
Wealden has a death rate from Covid-19 of 49.5 per 100,000 of population.
For comparison purposes, the death rate per 100,000 population (rounded numbers) is in:
- Lewes district – 86
- Tunbridge Wells district – 34.5
- Mid Sussex – 93
- Eastbourne – 53
- Rother – 39.5
Further analysis of the data we have compiled will appear later this week.
Deaths in the Uckfield area
The latest data only deals with the period March 1 to April 17.
As previously reported, the figures were
- Uckfield Town and North: 5 confirmed deaths
- Uckfield South, which includes New Town and Ridgewood: 4 confirmed deaths
- Maresfield, Piltdown, Isfield, Halland, East Hoathly, Laughton, Chiddingly: 2 confirmed deaths
- Buxted, High Hurstwood, Rotherfield, Framfield, Blackboys: 0 confirmed deaths.