Uptick in lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in Wealden

The rate of lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in Wealden has risen since this website last reported on the data a week ago.

The total figure for the district now stands at 231 – an increase of nine since our report a week ago.

This total gives a rate of 144.2 per 100,000 population in the district .

Wealden has dropped to 38th on a list of lower-tier local authorities (32nd last week).

The rate per 100,000 inevitably increases as the number of positive tests goes up and a change of just a handful of cases can alter where an area sits in the national list of authorities.

Neighbouring areas (with last time’s figure in brackets):

  • Brighton and Hove 486 (478) – rate per 100,000 population 167.4
  • Rother 107 (103) –  rate per 100,000 population 111.9
  • Eastbourne  162 (154) – rate per 100,000 population 157.0 
  • Hastings borough 58 – rate per 100,000- population 62.5 (new to our list)
  • Tunbridge Wells district 271 (262) – rate per 100,000 population 229.6
  • Lewes district 216 (209) – rate per 100,000 population 210.2
  • Mid Sussex 294 (291) – rate per 100,000 population 196.4

More comparisons

  • East Sussex –  774 (743) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of 139.6 per 100,000 population
  • West Sussex –  1,368 (1,354) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of 159.3 per 100,000 population
  • South East region – 22,581 (22,308) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of 247.2 per 100,000 population
  • England –  158,940 (157,074) lab-confirmed cases with a rate per 100,000 population of 283.9

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Background information

These figures are extracted from Office of National Statistics data.

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 notes: As stated, these are lab-confirmed cases. The number of people who have had coronavirus will be higher as people may have symptoms but have gone untested and some people display no symptoms at all.

The rate per 100,000 will inevitably increase and small rises are not cause for alarm. The number of positive lab-confirmed tests is rising (small numbers) while the total population total is, of course, unchanged.

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