Infection rates continue to rise across East Sussex.

There were 2,668 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in East Sussex in the latest 7-day period available.

Levels of coronavirus are continuing to rise with one in 85 people in England infected, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Figures for the week to 18 December estimate nearly 650,000 people have the virus, up from 570,000 the week before.

London now has the highest percentage of people testing positive – more than 2%.

In Wales, the virus is infecting one in 60 people – a sharp increase. Infection levels are also up in Northern Ireland.

In Scotland, the percentage of people testing positive has decreased, equating to one in 140 people there with the virus, the ONS suggests.

It comes as a total of 521,594 people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in England over the two weeks since roll-out started, with thousands more across the UK nations. People aged 80 and over received 70% of these doses.