42 new Covid-19 cases in Arun as infections increase slightly

The number of cases of Covid-19 in Arun has risen slightly as the UK continues its emergence out of lockdown.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:11 am

On Monday (April 12), the nation took its latest step away from strict social restrictions with the reopening of non-essential shops, pubs and hairdressers.

While the impact of more social mixing will take time to reveal itself in figures, Arun’s Covid stats are still a far cry from the huge numbers seen just a few months ago.

In the week ending April 10, Arun recorded 42 new cases of Covid-19.

That figure is four fewer than the week before.

Our district’s rate of infection is 26 cases per 100,000 people – compared to the national average of 19.

A total of 8,210 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Arun since the pandemic began at the beginning of last year.

Sadly, 355 people have now died within 28 days of a positive test.

Up to April 8, 90,983 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Arun.

All figures are provided by Public Health England and the NHS.