EASTBOURNE has the 267th lowest weekly coronavirus rate of the 315 local authority areas listed in England, the latest data shows.

So why can’t we be in Tier 1?

The figures, for the seven days to November 27, are based on tests carried out in laboratories (pillar one of the Government’s testing programme) and in the wider community (pillar two).

The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Data for the most recent four days (November 28-December 1) has been excluded as it is incomplete and does not reflect the true number of cases.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 27; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 27; rate of new cases in the seven days to November 20; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to November 20.

267. Eastbourne, 74.2, (77), 141.7, (147).