Coronavirus prevalence in the Uckfield area is at a low level, according to new information.
UckfieldNews.com is monitoring various official statistics and has built its own datasets of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the town, plus Wealden generally.
New data of lab-confirmed cases has become available from official sources and we now have details of Covid-19 positive cases for the town.
It is important to note that if an area has two or fewer cases (including zero), the data is suppressed for reasons of confidentiality by Public Health England.
The Uckfield figures
Uckfield is split into two for reporting purposes with the course of the River Uck the general boundary.
Uckfield North: The last time there were more than two cases was in week-ending May 28 when there were three. In other words, since then the number of cases has either been zero, one or two.
Uckfield South (New Town and Ridgewood): The last time there were more than two cases was in week-ending May 21 when there were three. In other words, since then the number of cases has either been zero, one or two.
The two areas of Uckfield have roughly similar sized populations.
In surrounding villages, a number of communities are grouped together to give a comparable population.
In Chelwood and Nutley, the last time the number of cases exceeded two was in week-ending April 23 when there were four.
In Buxted, Framfield and Rotherfield (including High Hustwood and Hadlow Down), the last time the number of cases exceeded two was in week-ending May 21 when there were three.
In Five Ash Down, Horsted and Chiddingly (including Maresfield, Isfield and East Hoathly), the last time the number of cases exceeded two was in week-ending April 30 when there were four.
This data includes lab-confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) reported by July 15 with specimen date up to July 12.
Cases from pillar 1 (Public Health England and NHS labs) and pillar 2 (home tests or mobile, drive-through centres) of the Government’s testing programme are included.
It is important to realise that the virus has NOT gone away from Uckfield. People need to observe social distancing and other rules.
Deaths in Uckfield from Coronavirus
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has not updated the number of deaths for these areas since our report in the middle of June.
However, we are using ONS data to track the number of Coronavirus deaths in Wealden.
We update those figures each Wednesday.
Latest Coronavirus cases in Wealden and neighbouring local authority areas
There have been 11 more lab-confirmed cases since we last reported the totals a week ago.
They now stand at 457 up from 446 a week ago and 439 two weeks ago. The new figure represents a rate a rate of 285.3 per 100,000 of population.
Wealden is now 61st on a list of lower-tier local authorities, 57th last time.
The rate per 100,000 inevitably increases as the number of positive tests goes up because the population is static.
Compare and contrast Wealden with other areas
Here are the statistics from our dataset from neighbouring areas (last week’s figure in brackets with the figure from two weeks ago):
- Brighton and Hove 785 (775, 766). Current rate per 100,000 population 270.3.
- Eastbourne 422 (403, 383). Current rate per 100,000 population 409.1
- Hastings borough 130 (128,127). Current rate per 100,000- population 140.0.
- Lewes district 370 (368, 360). Current rate per 100,000 population 360.1.
- Mid Sussex 598 (595, 591). Current rate per 100,000 population 399.4.
- Rother 186 (185, 176). Current rate per 100,000 population 194.4.
- Tunbridge Wells district 468 (453, 447). Current rate – per 100,000 population 396.4.
- East Sussex – 1,565, 1,488) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of 282.2 per 100,000 population.
- West Sussex – 2,739 (2,710, 2,689) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of 318.9 per 100,000 population.
- South East region – 34,635 (34,247, 33,819) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of 379.2 per 100,000 population
- England – 253,585 (249,510, 245,483) lab-confirmed cases with a rate per 100,000 population of 453.0
You can help in the fight by:
- keeping two metres apart from others where possible
- regularly washing your hands
- immediately self-isolating and arranging a test if you have symptoms of the virus (a new persistent cough, a change in smell or taste, or a fever). Arrange a test at http://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Information comes out from official sources on different dates. It also covers varying reporting periods.
This website strives to compare “like with like” and usually reports on a weekly basis.
Our datasets have been constructed using official sources.