OUR Covid 19 rate has risen in the last seven days according to new data just out.

This figure is showing how many people have tested positive for coronavirus in the week leading up to 19 November.

Eastbourne is 161.9 per 100,000 in the week to November 19.

Previously, the figure was a lot lower.

The figure for the seven days to November 8 was under 100.

There have been more than 1,310,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far in England and more than 48,400 people have died, government figures show.

The figures can be found at Coronavirus: Latest figures for Kent, Sussex and Surrey – BBC News