122 towns and cities in England have recorded a rise in Covid cases since schools reopened on March 8.

Eastbourne’s increase is alarming.

Six areas in the country saw the number of infections more than double while one – Eastbourne – recorded nearly four times more infections in the seven days to Monday than they did in the week before restrictions eased.

Several parts of England saw significant rises in new cases in the week to Monday, compared with the seven days to March 7 – the day before schools reopened.

Eastbourne saw the biggest jump, with 46 people testing positive – compared to just 13 a fortnight earlier.

This saw its infection rate soar from 12.5 cases per 100,000 to 44.3.

Figures show the latest Public Health England data – for the seven days to this Monday – compared to the week to March 7 – the day before schools went back

Eastbourne – 44.3 with 46 cases, up from 12.5 with 13 cases

This data comes in a Daily Mirror investigation .How coronavirus rates have changed in your area since schools reopened – full list – Mirror Online