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WEALDEN has an infection rate higher than almost every other Tier 2 area in the country.

Wealden has the second highest infection rate of all Tier 2 areas.

It too now looks set for Tier 4.

Wealden has an infection rate of 351.8 per 100,000 people in the area.

The list has been calculated by the PA news agency, based on Public Health England data published on December 22 on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

From left to right, it reads: name of local authority; the tier of COVID-19 restrictions in which the local authority is currently placed; rate of new cases in the seven days to December 18; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 18; rate of new cases in the seven days to December 10; number (in brackets) of new cases recorded in the seven days to December 10.

Wealden, Tier 2, 351.8, (568), 153.0, (247).