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.
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.
- 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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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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