NEW figures have been released showing the areas in Sussex with  infection rates above the average in England.

They include the ‘Pier’ area in Eastbourne and Sovereign Harbour.

There are 35 Sussex neighbourhoods recording rates above the average in England, but this does not necessary cause serious concern.

They include:

Pier, Eastbourne

Infection rate: 321.7

New cases: 27

Sovereign Harbour – Eastbourne

Infection rate: 149.2

New cases: 11.

The national average infection rate is 136.5 per 100,000 people.