Every Eastbourne area has Covid rate of zero – except for one

Every neighbourhood in Eastbourne has a Covid rate of zero according to the latest official figures – except for one.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 3:18 pm
Covid Testing Centre signs in Eastbourne. SUS-201020-152413001

St Anthony’s has a Covid rate per 100,000 people of 55.8 according to the most recent data from March 5.

This sees a decrease from the February 26 number of 78.1 while seven other neighbourhoods had a -100 per cent drop from numbers as high as 95.3 in Pier and 80.4 in Langney West.

On top of this, Hampden Park South, Ratton, Upperton, King Edward’s Parade and Meads all saw their case rate remain at zero.

Elsewhere in the town, neighbourhoods which experienced a decrease in their case rate to zero included Hampden Park North from 63.6, Langney East from 62.5, Roselands from 67, Old Town and Motcombe from 36.3 and Sovereign Harbour from 40.7.

The data provides an optimistic outlook overall as no increases were seen across the town as the nation begins to ease out of lockdown.

It must be noted that although the numbers indicate the case rate was zero, this could still mean up to two cases as the data is suppressed.

Suppression means the exact number is not revealed to avoid identifying individual people.