Covid-19 prevalence in Wealden District revealed by new data

Data on the prevalence of Covid-19 cases within the Wealden District Council area has been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

The figures came out on Saturday (May 9) and relate to lab-confirmed cases in what are known as lower-tier local authorities.

The total number of lab-confirmed cases in Wealden is 194, giving a rate per 100,000 of population of 121.1.

This makes Wealden the 33rd lowest in England out of 316 lower-tier local authorities listed by the ONS.

Neighbouring areas

Mid Sussex: total number of cases – 277
Rate per 100,000 – 185.0

Lewes district: total number of cases – 179
Rate per 100,00 – 174.2

Tunbridge Wells district: total number of cases – 161
Rate per 100,000 – 136.4

Rother district: total number of cases 85
Rate per 100,000 – 88.9.

More comparisons

  • In England there have been 134,975 cases with a rate per 100,000 of 241.1.
  • In the South East region there have been 19,119 cases with a rate of 209.3 per 100,000.
  • In East Sussex there have been 646 cases with a rate of 116.5 per 100,000.
  • In West Sussex there have been 1,227 cases with a rate of 142.9 per 100,000.

The lower tier local authority area with the highest rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 is Barrow-in-Furness (805.8). The lowest is Mendip (Somerset) with a rate of 44.4. 

The second lowest place is Hastings Borough Council area with a figure of 47.4 per 100,000

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Background information

ONS note: Covid-19 cases are identified by taking specimens from people and sending these specimens to laboratories to be tested. If the test is positive, this is a referred to as a lab-confirmed case.

UckfieldNews note: As stated, these are lab-confirmed cases. The number of people who have had coronavirus will be higher as many people have symptoms but go untested.

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