Update: Coldean and Moulsecoomb remain as Sussex’s coronavirus hotspot

Other residential areas in Brighton are less affected in comparison


An interactive map has revealed a share rise in the number of coronavirus cases Sussex County.

Similar to the last update, the map shows a significant increase in the number of positive tests reported in Coldean and Moulsecoombe – which also include the University of Sussex’s campus.

This news follows after Sussex County reported a rise of 212 coronavirus cases within the past 24 hours.

Brighton area’s and their positive COVID-19 test number:

Coldean and Moulsecoomb – 94

Round Hill – 18

North Laine and The Lanes – 15

St James’s Street and Queen’s Park – 11

Bevendean and Moulsecoomb East – 11

Kemp Town – 9

Elm Grove and Bear Road – 9

Hollingdean and Moulsecoomb West – 5

In Brighton and Hove, council figures taken from Public Health England date show there have been 404 cases in the week leading up to October 22, The Argus reported.

As a result of the increase in coronavirus cases, there is talks of Brighton potentially moving into Tier 2. Students studying at the University of Sussex have expressed mixed opinions about this recent announcement.

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