COVID figures for East Sussex

This page was last updated on 6 December. We update this page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

4,037 new COVID-19 cases were reported in East Sussex in the latest available 7-day period. That’s up from 3,715 when we last reported on Friday.

40 confirmed COVID-19 patients were in hospital within the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust on 30 November at 8am (latest data available).

We are using data published by GOV.UK on 5 December 4.01pm.

National and local comparisons
Area Rate of infection per 100,000 population
East Sussex 722
South East 616
England 461

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 protect yourself and others

Weekly rates are rising significantly. We urge you to make sure you are up to date with your vaccines, get your booster and wear masks. Since Tuesday 30 November, face coverings are mandatory in shops and on public transport as a temporary and precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant.

Take notice of any symptoms

If you are feeling ‘a bit off’, or you ‘just have a winter sniffle’ take a test to be sure.

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.

Get tested and report the results

We urge everyone to get into the routine of completing at least two rapid lateral flow tests a week, even if you have no symptoms:

It's very important to report the result of every coronavirus test that you do yourself:

Of course if you get any symptoms, no matter how mild, you must self-isolate and book a test. You should also take a test if you are a close contact of a confirmed case:

Isolate if you have symptoms or have tested positive

Isolation is the least convenient of all measures but very effective in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Book your vaccination

Make sure you don't miss your second jab, and take advantage of a booster if you are eligible:

Hands, face, space and fresh air

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Wear a mask in crowded spaces
  • Be sensible about social distancing
  • Put on a jumper and keep the window open

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