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COVID-19: increasing levels in our city

COVID-19: increasing levels in our city
Brighton and Hove City Council have introduced an escalation framework, using a traffic light system – from green to yellow, amber and red – to keep everyone in the city up to date about the current rate of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brighton & Hove and how they can help to prevent the spread of infection.
Starting this week the city’s status will be updated weekly on a new Current Alert Level and Guidance web page.
The web page will also highlight groups and settings that are particularly affected so people can make extra efforts to reduce their risk.
The current alert level in Brighton & Hove is yellow. This means, confirmed cases are increasing
The Council are asking everyone to play their part and follow the guidance. To slow the virus we all need to step up physical distancing, wear face coverings where advised, limit contact between households and follow the ‘rule of six’. Businesses also have a vital role to play by ensuring they are helping their customers to stay safe.
In the seven days up to 10 September (based on data published on 14 September), we have seen a total of 59 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brighton & Hove. This is:
– an increase from 32 cases in the previous 7 day period (up to 3 September)
– equivalent to a weekly rate of new cases of 20.3 per 100,000 residents
– lower than the rate for England, which was 32.4 per 100,000, during the same period
The increase has been greatest in young people, particularly those aged 16-24. We know that many have caught the virus when visiting friend’s houses and at parties.
Therefore we are asking everyone to play their part and follow the guidance – especially all young people across the City.