COVID figures for East Sussex

This page was last updated on Wednesday 4 August 2021. We update this page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

COVID-19 in East Sussex. 1,079 new cases and 25 patients in hospital, 4 August 2021

1,079 new COVID-19 cases were reported in East Sussex in the latest available 7-day period. That’s down from 1,133 when we last reported on Monday.

25 confirmed COVID-19 patients were in hospital within the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust on 27 July 2021 at 8am (latest data available).

We are using data published by GOV.UK on Tuesday 3 August at 4pm.

National and local comparisons
Area Rate of infection per 100,000 population
East Sussex 193
South East 240
England 292

Data about COVID-19 cases in the UK on GOV.UK.

See our weekly update on COVID-19 in East Sussex.

You can look up the infection rate for your area by postcode on GOV.UK.

How to help us manage the pandemic

Everyone is urged to attend their second dose appointment

We are seeing some people not attending their second vaccine appointment. Whether you already have a date booked, or plan to bring that date forward now that you can have it earlier (see below) - don't miss your second jab.

Everyone should have their second jab 8 weeks after their first one (rather than the original 12 weeks).

If you booked your appointments through the national booking system, you can use the website or call 119 to bring the date of your second dose forward.

If you had your first vaccination from a GP led team, you will be contacted as quickly as possible to rearrange your second dose.

There are also walk-in clinics across Sussex.

Get tested and report the results

Everyone can help to manage this third wave by taking a rapid (Lateral Flow) test. It is recommended that you test yourself twice a week, even if you have no symptoms:

It's very important to report the result of every coronavirus test that you do yourself. You can see the result on the handheld device that comes with the test kit:

Of course if you get any symptoms, no matter how mild, you must self-isolate and book a test:

Even though COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, it is recommended we continue to wear face coverings in situations when we’ll be in close contact with others. And remember:

  • hands, face, space and fresh air
  • social distancing is still very important
  • minimise the amount you travel where possible
  • continue to work from home if you can
  • avoid crowded places
  • limit your number of social contacts
  • follow latest government guidance.

Keep using the NHS App

The NHS app is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the sooner you can alert and protect your loved ones and community. Isolation is the least convenient of all measures but very effective in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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