Uckfield Covid-19 rise ‘not down to students’

Covid-19 cases in Uckfield are generally in older age groups than in the rest of East Sussex, town councillors were told last night (October 26).

Figures were given to councillors by county councillor, Claire Dowling. She said there had been a total of 115 confirmed cases in the town since the pandemic began in the spring up to October 23.

October had seen 53 new cases within the town in the following age groups:

  • 16 years and under: eight
  • 17 years to 21: five
  • 22 years to 49: 23
  • 50 years and over: 17

This showed that Uckfield was slightly different to the rest of the county, she said, where the majority of cases had been in student age groups “where for us it is not in student age groups”.

Cllr Claire Dowling

“We like everywhere else has seen an increase but our increase is higher than elsewhere but for no particular reason.

“That is what I have been made aware of so far,” the councillor said.

The figures were provided by East Sussex public health director Darrell Gale.

Cllr Dowling said that at Uckfield College the total number of people infected was up to eight, as reported by this website yesterday. (October 26).

Checks on Uckfield businesses

She also said Wealden District Council’s environmental health officers were concerned about the situation in Uckfield (and Crowborough) and were paying special attention to the two towns.

Business inspections are being carried out to give advice and take enforcement action, if necessary.

This website tracks the number of Covid-19 cases in Wealden and Uckfield. We usually report on a Monday – latest story is here.

No deaths have been reported in Wealden for the last five weeks, although this data lags case figures by some weeks. A new update will be published by us tomorrow (October 28). Last week’s story is here.

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