Wealden Coronavirus cases – a slow increase

Wealden Coronavirus cases continue their slow weekly rise in the latest data available.

The total of lab-confirmed Coronavirus cases in Wealden now stands at 476 – a rise of five since we last reported the figures a week ago.

The rate of infection is now 294.8 per 100,000 of population.

A rise in the rate per 100,000 of population is inevitable as the number of cases increases because the population is static.

On a list of local councils, Wealden is now 77th, last week 63rd. Data now includes Welsh and Scottish local councils.

It is interesting to note than in East Sussex as a whole, the number of Coronavirus cases has only gone up by 18 in the last week.

Our dataset, compiled from Office for National Statistics numbers, is up to teatime yesterday.

In the last week, NHS Test and Trace held a pop-up testing centre in Uckfield railway station car park from Monday to Wednesday.

Our graph shows the gentle rise in the district’s Coronavirus cases

Compare and contrast Wealden Coronavirus cases with other areas

Here are the statistics from our dataset from neighbouring areas (last week’s figure in brackets)

  • Brighton and Hove  824 (814). Current rate per 100,000 population 283.3.
  • Eastbourne 454 (449). Current rate per 100,000 population 437.6. 
  • Hastings borough 138 (135). Current rate per 100,000- population 148.9.  
  • Lewes district 379 (377). Current rate per 100,000 population 367.0.
  • Mid Sussex 613 (609). Current rate per 100,000 population 405.9.
  • Rother 191 (188). Current rate per 100,000 population 198.8.
  • Tunbridge Wells district  495 (486). Current rate – per 100,000 population 416.9.

More comparisons

  • East Sussex –  1,638 (1,620) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of per 100,000 population 294.0.
  • West Sussex – 2,826 (2,806) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of per 100,000 population 327.1.
  • South East region – 35,904 (35,539) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of per 100,000 population 391.1.
  • England – 268,312 (262,746) lab-confirmed cases with a rate of per 100,000 population 476.7 

There figures show the total number of people with at least one lab-confirmed positive Covid-19 test result since the start of the pandemic in each area. The rates per 100,000 resident population give a fairer comparison of the number of cases in each area but they do not take account of the different rates of testing or differences in the age and sex of the local populations

Details of Coronavirus cases in Uckfield and surrounding areas.

There have been no changes since our story of a fortnight ago. See here

It is important to note that those figures do NOT mean there have been no coronavirus cases in the Uckfield area. If an area has two or fewer cases (including zero), the data is suppressed for reasons of confidentiality by Public Health England.

This data is up to week-ending August 2. 

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