OUR Covid rate continues to soar.

Here are the new figures for Eastbourne:

rate of new cases in the seven days to July 18 was 422.2

number of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 18 was 438

rate of new cases in the seven days to July 11 was 225.6

number of new cases recorded in the seven days to July 11 was 234.

ONS Senior Statistician Kara Steel said: “Infections continue to increase across the UK, with rates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland similar to those seen in February.

“With infection rates rising, keeping a close eye on the data is crucial to see how the vaccination programmes are protecting many from infection and developing severe symptoms.

“Continuing to monitor the infection rates is crucial going forward, particularly as we have not yet seen the impact of the easing of restrictions in our data, therefore I would like to thank every single one of our participants for their continued contribution.”