Covid rates fall again in Brighton & Hove
In the seven days up to 27 November (based on data published on 2 December) there were 174 confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove.
This is a 32% decrease from the previous week and equivalent to a weekly rate of new cases of 59.8 per 100,000 residents. This is lower than the rate for England of 158 per 100,000 and of the South East of 140 per 100,000.
The full data is published on the council website. Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health, explains:
“This shows what we can achieve when we pull together as a city.
"We are particularly pleased that the rate of infection among our most vulnerable 60+ age group has come down so much this past week.
“We’re leaving lockdown in a better place than when we started. I want to thank everyone for playing their part.
"Lockdown has shown us what we can achieve when we all pull together. Let’s keep it up and follow the Tier 2 rules so that we can continue to drive down the rate of infection.
"This is especially relevant in the run-up to Hanukkah and Christmas.”