THERE are 217 people in Eastbourne with Covid 19.

That’s according to new data just released.

That was the estimated number of active cases at noon on Thursday.

The figure for Wealden was 277.

Nationally, the figures, for the seven days up to 12 February, reveal fewer people are testing positive for the virus in the community than in recent weeks.

Experts warn that infection levels remain high however, with about 553,000 people found to have the virus.

And another 533 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test.

It brings the UK total to 119,920.