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LOCAL COVID UPDATE 28 October 2020

An important message from Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health for our city concerning COVID-19 cases
28 October 2020
“Brighton & Hove remains on Medium alert this week
In the seven days up to 23 October (based on data published on 26 October) we had 441 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Brighton & Hove.
This is:
– a 60% increase in confirmed cases from the previous week
– equivalent to a weekly rate of 151.6 new cases of per 100,000 residents
This week, Brighton & Hove is classed as Tier 1 on Medium alert, but if the trend continues upwards we will be at risk of moving to Tier 2 High alert. The city remains subject to basic national rules:
– you may not meet in a group of more than six people, indoors or outdoors, unless you’re in a larger household or a support bubble
– pubs, bars and restaurants must close by 10pm
Distribution of confirmed cases
Most confirmed cases continue to be among young people aged 15-24 years old. But we are seeing a worrying rise in cases among older working adults.
– 18-22 year olds accounted for 43% of cases. This includes young people across the whole city, not just students
– there has been a steep rise in cases among adults aged 40-59 years old and – a 27% increase among people aged 60+
Stay safe
We’re in the middle of half term and it’s Halloween at the weekend. Sadly, 2020 is not the year for play dates, trick or treating and Halloween parties.
We’ve prepared these suggestions for half-term activities and a Covid-safe Halloween to help everyone enjoy this autumn break safely.”
Brighton and Hove City Council Covid-19 pages

All the best
Healthwatch Team
01273 234 041