THE Covid infection rate has tripled in Eastbourne.

Rising cases in Eastbourne have meant that Rother, with an infection rate of 170., is now the least infected part of the county.

Covid is now spreading faster in Eastbourne than any other area in Sussex.

Here’s the figures:

rate of new cases in the seven days to July 9 Eastbourne 183.1

number of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 9 190

rate of new cases in the seven days to July 2 67.5

number of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 2 70.