Sussex County reports rise of 212 coronavirus cases within 24 hours

This is almost double the number of cases in last week’s report

Once again, Sussex has seen a sharp increase in reported coronavirus cases.

212 new cases were recorded in 24 hours between 9am on October 26 to 9am on October 27 (Tuesday). This takes the total number of positive cases in Sussex country to 10,747, The Argus reports.

The infection rate for Brighton and Hove now stands at 757 cases per 100,000 people, up from 623 per 100,000 people last week.

This comes after officials warning that Brighton and Hove will be moved into Tier 2 restriction if cases continue to increase.

Although student areas are reportedly hotspots for coronavirus, the West Sussex region maintains a higher number of cases than East Sussex and Brighton and Hove, reporting 5,259 cases, compared to 2,202 and 3,013, respectively.

Overall, Sussex sits below the national average for England, which stands at 1,382 positive cases per 100,000 people.