In the seven days up to 16 September the number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton & Hove dropped by 18% to 724, which is equivalent to a weekly rate of 248 per 100,000 residents and lower than the rate for England of 308 per hundred thousand people and the South East rate of 260 per hundred thousand.
Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health with Brighton & Hove City Council, asks everyone how has not started to get vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.
“Living through this pandemic hasn’t been easy for any of us. But one bright star has been the NHS vaccination programme.
“Vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospital admission and serious illness.
“The NHS – helped by thousands of unpaid volunteers - has steadily and diligently delivered millions of vaccine shots so that now, although the Coronavirus is still circulating, its impact has been greatly reduced. It’s been a magnificent achievement in a relatively short time.
“Thank you to everyone who has taken up the offer of vaccination. You are protecting other people as well as yourself.
“To all those who have yet to take the first step to get vaccinated I say, please don’t put it off any longer.
The vaccines really are our strongest defence against this dangerous virus and the best way to best way to stay safe and healthy so we can all continue to enjoy life as normal.”