Revealed: Coldean and Moulscoombe are the potential coronavirus ‘hotspots’ in Sussex

Coldean and Moulscoombe have 69 positive tests

An interactive map has revealed a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases in one area of Sussex.

The map shows a significant increase in the number of positive tests reported in Coldean and Moulscoombe North – they are both the highest areas in the county.

Other popular student areas such as Elm Grove and Bear Road have only seen 10 cases so far, a significantly less amount compared with Coldean. This date was collected from the seven days leading up to October 10. Last months figures reported on by The Argus between September 24 and September 30 when Coldean only had 12 positive tests.

The map is updated every weekday with new stats which are available below:

  • St James’s Street and Queen’s Park: 3
  • North Laine and the Lanes: 9
  • Elm Grove and Bear Road: 10
  • Kemp Town: 7
  • Bevendean and Moulsecoomb East: 7
  • Coldean and Moulsecoomb North: 69
  • Hollingdean and Moulsecoomb West: 3
  • Hollingbury: 5

This follows after The University of Sussex recently announced the return of a mobile testing unit on campus. As well as updating their coronavirus statistics and revealing there are 76 active cases on the University’s campus.