COVID figures for East Sussex

This page was last updated on 15 September 2021. We update this page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

COVID-19 reporting 15 September 2021, 1339 cases, 34 in hospital

1,339 new COVID-19 cases were reported in East Sussex in the latest available 7-day period. That’s down from 1,572 when we last reported on Monday.

34 confirmed COVID-19 patients were in hospital within the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust on 7 September at 8am (latest data available).

We are using data published by GOV.UK on 14 September 2021 at 4pm.

National and local comparisons
Area Rate of infection per 100,000 population
East Sussex 239
South East 274
England 321

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

Frequent testing and isolating if you’re positive will protect others and stop the spread

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 really need to have the second dose to have maximum benefit

Don't miss your second jab

Some people are not attending their second vaccine appointment. If you missed your appointment, you can make another booking to have your second dose. 

You should leave a gap of 8 weeks between your 1st and 2nd jabs (rather than the original gap of 12 weeks).

If the gap between your jabs is longer than 8 weeks, we urge you to change the date of your 2nd jab as soon as possible.

To make an earlier appointment for your 2nd jab, or to rebook it if you missed it:

  • use the NHS booking system to manage your appointments if that’s how you booked your first dose
  • call 119 if you booked your first appointment by phone
  • if you had your first vaccination from a GP-led team, you will be contacted as quickly as possible to rearrange the date of your second jab
  • or use our walk-in clinics - no appointment necessary.

Rates of infection have been rising - so you still need to avoid close contact with others

Now that the restrictions in East Sussex have been relaxed, we are unfortunately seeing high rates of infection again.

While vaccines provide high levels of protection, they are not 100% and will not stop everyone catching and spreading COVID-19, or from getting long COVID.

So although most legal restrictions have been lifted, you are urged to 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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