A ‘COVID calculator’ has estimated the probability that regions in Sussex will become coronavirus “hotspots”.

The projected likelihoods of regions becoming a hotspot are:

Eastbourne – 16 per cent

Wealden – 3 per cent.

The map has been made by a team from Imperial College London, with a hotspot being defined as “a local authority where there are more than 50 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 of the population per week”.

It uses data from daily reported cases and weekly reported deaths to make its predictions, updating each day as new information is made available.

Regions are colour-coded depending on the probability they will become a hotspot, with the most at-risk areas (between 75 per cent and 100 per cent probability) coloured red.