This graph shows the trend in the rate of confirmed COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people by broad age group in the city each seven days.

Please note that the most recent data, in particular the data for the last 4 days, is likely to be incomplete due to delays in reporting so may underrepresent the total number of confirmed cases and produce a lower rate. Therefore, we show the rate of confirmed cases for the latest likely complete seven day period, excluding the latest 4 days.

Please also note that cases are occasionally wrongly assigned an age of 0 years. For example, if the date of birth an individual enters when booking a test is recorded as the date they are requesting a test.

Update to case rate information

Public Health England has updated the way it records the location of people who test positive for COVID-19.

It now assigns cases to an area based on the address given at the time of testing, instead of the details registered on the patient’s NHS Summary Care Record.

This better reflects the distribution of cases and tests. However, it does result in differences to previously reported numbers and cases in the city. The change has been retrospectively applied to confirmed positive tests from the 1 September onwards.

Where this information comes from

COVID-19 case data is provided by the Public Health England and population data by the Office for National Statistics. The rates are calculated by the Brighton & Hove City Council Public Health Intelligence team.