THERE have been 70 new cases of COVID-19 in Eastbourne.

That is for the week ending October 22.

Eastbourne’s figure the previous seven days was 39.

Cases are rising across every district in Sussex as the infection rate reaches its highest for months.

In Sussex, there were 1,324 new cases of the virus reported during the week ending October 22, a 47 percent increase on the previous week.