Updated 21 January 2021
National lockdown: stay at home
The government has announced that England is now in lockdown.
The new restrictions are tougher than the lockdown in November and make it clear that everyone must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
In Brighton & Hove
In the seven days up to 15 January (based on data published on 21 January) we had 1438 confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove. This is:
- 36% less than the previous week
- equivalent to a weekly rate of 494 per 100,000 residents
- similar to the rate for England, which was 497 per 100,000 and the South East which was 505 per 100,000
Our local hospitals are still dealing with large numbers of patients with Covid-19. On 20 January there were more than 180 inpatients with Covid-19 at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
The number of confirmed cases and the NHS helpline graphs will be updated daily. The graph showing deaths is updated weekly because that is how often the Office for National Statistics releases this information.