Covid-19: Wealden rise continues

Wealden has seen more than 100 new Covid-19 cases in the past week with north Uckfield being the most badly affected community in the district.

The latest figures, up to 4pm yesterday (October 25) show 117 new lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the district.

It brings the total since the pandemic began to 893.

Wealden has the highest rate of cases in East Sussex.

However, when looking at the national picture Wealden is 51st on a list of 380 local councils (53rd last week).

This is how the Wealden total has grown in recent weeks:

  • In seven days to Sunday, October 18, there were 104 new cases;
  • In the week to Sunday, October 11, there were 84 news cases;
  • In the week to Sunday October 4, there were 37 new cases; and
  • In the week to Sunday, September 17, there were 9 new cases.

Looking specifically at the Uckfield area (these figures are for the seven days up to Tuesday, October 20).

Uckfield and district Coronavirus cases

In Uckfield Town and North: 15 cases with a rolling seven-day rate of 173.6 per 100,000 population. 

Figures when we reported last Sunday: 16 cases with a rolling seven-day rate of 185.1 per 100,000 population. 

In Uckfield South: five cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 77.3 per 100,000 population.

Figures when we reported last Sunday: six cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 92.8 per 100,000 people.

  • The boundary between the two Uckfield reporting areas is roughly the River Uck.

Buxted, Framfield and Rotherfield (includes High Hurstwood, Blackboys and Waldron): seven cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 83.3 per 100,000 population.

Figures when we reported last Sunday: five cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 59.5 per 100,000 people.

Five Ash Down, Horsted and Chiddingly (includes Maresfield, Piltdown, Isfield, Halland, East Hoathly and Laughton): ten cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 142.5 per 100,000 population.

Figures when we reported last Sunday: eight cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 114.0 per 100,000 people.

Chelwood and Nutley (includes Fletching): nine cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 165.1.

Figures when we reported last Sunday: five cases with a seven-day rolling rate of 91.7 per 100,000 people.

Comparisons

For the whole of Wealden, the current rate per 100,000 population is 65.0 per 100,000 population.

For England, the current rate per 100,000 of population is 201.1. In Manchester, the rate is 482.0, Nottingham 540.1 and Liverpool 557.4.

The community groupings for the Uckfield area are those used for national statistical purposes and are areas with around on average 7,200 population.

Seven–day rates are expressed per 100,000 population and are calculated by dividing the seven day count by the area population and multiplying by 100,000. It is the typical way in which data is presented so that like can be compared with like.

Compare and contrast Wealden with nearby districts

Covid cases and young people: Data is also available on how Covid-19 cases is affecting different age groups in East Sussex in the last 14 days.

Cases in the last 14 days show a higher proportion amongst younger age groups than seen overall since the pandemic started.

However, it is known that about 22 per cent of the recent cases attributed to East Sussex are of people who are university.

If the national data were to be adjusted to reflect this, then there would likely to be a reduction in the numbers of university age cases.

No deaths for more than a month

This website reports on Covid-19 deaths in Wealden on a Wednesday. Our last report showed there have been no deaths in the last five weeks – latest data is to September 29.

Hospital admissions data for people suspected of having Covid-19 are rising – there have been 374 new patients in the last sevens days (data to October 23).

Notes:

The number of cases in Uckfield area communities is reported over a different period to the Wealden figures, as are some of the seven-day rolling averages. This is due to the timings of data releases.

This website maintains its own datasets to track Covid-19 in Uckfield, surrounding villages and Wealden more generally. Our statistics are generally taken from ONS data and other published Government sources..

We normally report cases each Monday, based on data up to 4pm the previous day, to allow seven-day comparisons to be made.

We generally update the number of deaths in Wealden on a Wednesday

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