In the seven days up to 24 September the number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove rose by 40% to 688.
This is equivalent to a weekly rate of 235.8 per 100,000 residents and lower than the rate for England of 330 per 100,000 people and the South East rate of 284.4 per 100,000.
Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council, said:
“Covid-19 cases have risen this week in a trend that is reflected across England as well as the south east. These cases are once again predominantly in the 0-14 age group, which has almost doubled in rate since last week.
“Rates in older age groups remain lower but have seen a small increase in the last few days.
“Vaccinations and testing remain crucial in keeping these rates low so please keep doing what you can to stop the spread.”
What you can do
- Get the vaccine and your booster when you’re offered it.
- Wear face coverings in crowded places and on public transport.
- Meet outside where possible, or let fresh air in when you are inside.
- Keep taking twice-weekly lateral flow tests at home.
- Get a PCR test if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild, or if you test positive from a lateral flow test. Then stay at home and isolate for 10 days if you test positive.
- Close contacts should get a PCR test. 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 under 18 years and 6 months, you no longer need to self-isolate.