Eastbourne’s now in the Top 10 most infectious places in the country for Covid.

Our infection rate has dropped by about 11 per cent in the last seven days, which is good news.

But it remains at a worryingly high level as our hospitals continue to struggle.

Eastbourne:

rate of new cases in the seven days to January 16 878.1

number of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 16 911

rate of new cases in the seven days to January 9 998.6

number of new cases recorded in the seven days to January 9 1036.