Rising Wealden Covid-19 infections are now feeding through into more deaths from the Coronavirus.
Data issued yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals four people died from Covid in the latest seven-day period.
The deaths all occurred in hospital.
This is the highest one-week figure since mid-July.
Hope for ‘positive impact on Covid case numbers’
Cases, as we reported on Monday, rose for the first two weeks of the new lockdown, although East Sussex Public Health officials hope the national restrictions will have a “positive impact” from this week.
Cases in East Sussex this month are mostly concentrated in working age adults, with a fairly even distribution from 20 to 60 year olds.
Numbers for men and women within each age group are also broadly similar.
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.