Latest Covid figures for Brighton & Hove

In the seven days up to 1 October the number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove fell by 4% to 658.

This is equivalent to a weekly rate of 225.5 per 100,000 residents and lower than the rate for England of 334.8 per 100,000 people and the South East rate of 308 per 100,000.

Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council, said:

“There’s been a small drop in the number of positive Covid-19 cases this week.

“The case rate for the 10-14 age group has fallen considerably since last week but is still more than twice as high as rates seen in other age groups.

“Please keep following the advice from your school and NHS Test and Trace around regular testing, isolating and contacts. And if you have any Covid symptoms please don’t risk it – stay at home and get a PCR test.”

What you can do to help reduce the spread

Get your Covid vaccines, and your booster when you’re offered it. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet it’s never too late, there are many opportunities locally. Find out more about getting your vaccines.

Wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed places, especially on busy buses and trains.

Meet outside where possible, or open a window to let fresh air in.

Keep taking twice-weekly lateral flow tests if you don’t have symptoms so you know you’re not spreading Covid without realising.

Get a PCR test if you have any symptoms, even mild, or if you test positive from a lateral flow test. Then stay at home and isolate for 10 days if you test positive. If you have any symptoms it’s really important that you get a PCR test and don’t use the LFD home test kits. PCR tests are more sensitive as they are analysed in a lab.

Close contacts of someone who’s tested positive should get a PCR test, whether or not you have symptoms. If you are a close contact and not fully vaccinated you should stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days even if your PCR is negative. If you are a contact and fully vaccinated (where you received your second dose more than two weeks ago) or if you are under 18 years and 6 months, you no longer need to self-isolate while waiting for your PCR result.