14 July 2022
In the last few weeks we’ve seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the city, and across England increase in all age groups.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) COVID-19 infection survey data shows 1 in 25 people in Brighton & Hove testing positive for COVID-19. This is the same as the estimated rate for England which is 1 in 25. (Data correct for 29 June, as published on 8 July).
The number of patients in the Royal Sussex County Hospital with confirmed COVID-19 has also risen over the last month.
COVID-19 has not gone away and there are still actions you can take to reduce your risk of catching and spreading the virus.
- stay at home and avoid contact with others if you feel unwell, have a temperature or have flu or COVID-like symptoms.
- make sure you have all the doses of the COVID-19 vaccination that you are eligible for so you have the best protection against severe illness and long COVID.
- let fresh air in if meeting inside
- wear a face mask in all health and care settings to protect the most vulnerable and consider wearing a mask or face covering in other crowded or enclosed places while infection rates are high
- wash your hands regularly and cover coughs and sneezes to reduce the spread of viruses
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