THERE are currently 926 active Covid cases in Eastbourne.
This very high figure will come as a shock to many.
It’s 388 up on the same time last week.
Meanwhile, the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 has continued to fall in the UK, the latest daily figures show.
The UK recorded 29,173 new cases on Sunday – down from 48,161 logged a week earlier on 18 July.
The number of new infections by date reported has fallen for five days in a row for the first time since February.
It is also the first time since the start of the pandemic that a sustained drop in cases has not coincided with a national lockdown.
“The data at present is looking good for at least the summer,” said Prof Paul Hunter from the University of East Anglia.
“Today’s figures do not of course include any impact of last Monday’s end of restrictions. It will not be until about next Friday before the data includes the impact of this change.”
LATERAL FLOW TESTS – OUR NEW NORMAL
Where to pick them up and how to do the test.
Our vaccination programme is rightly a big driver in getting back to normality but so is testing and we need to make it as normal as brushing our teeth to protect our progress against the virus and community transmission.
Recent openings will inevitably mean more cases, but free testing for those without symptoms is an important new line of defence to protect our recovery. I’ve clocked in my first TEST. It was pretty easy and good to see a negative result when so many can have the virus without symptoms. You still have to keep the usual safety measures but it felt good to step out knowing.
Testing will help us
Keep on the roadmap to freedom
Stop the spread
Protect the NHS
TESTS: Now available free to all without symptoms and you can do at home, order online or collect locally.
You can get a pack of 7 tests sent to your home. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK
If you do tests at home, you’ll need to report your results online or on the phone.