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The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton continues to fall Brighton News

The number of new coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has fallen to the lowest level since September last year despite an easing of lockdown rules.

But Brighton and Hove City Council public health director Alistair Hill has warned that “transmission will increase if we let our guard down”.

The most recent figures from Public Health England show 37 cases of Covid-19 were reported in the seven days leading up to April 9, giving the city a rate of 13 new cases per 100,000 population.

There were long lines outside Primark in Brighton as an easing of lockdowns allowed a non-essential retail business to reopen Credit: Eddie Mitchell

This marked a 14 percent drop from the previous week’s numbers and was lower than England (28) and South East (18).

And, according to Brighton and Hove City Council, rates are still low across all age groups in Brighton and Hove.

The drop in new cases was recorded just over a week after the lockdown rules were relaxed on March 29, with organized outdoor sports allowed to resume and groups of up to six (or two households of all sizes) allowed to meet outdoors.

Brighton UK April 12, 2021 – A couple enjoy a glass of champagne at the famous English Oyster Bar and Restaurant in The Lanes, Brighton, as the next step in the easing of the lockdown begins in England Credit: Simon Dack

However, as Mr Hill welcomed the uplift in public morale that resulted from the further easing of lockdown measures again on Monday, with the reopening of non-essential retail and pub gardens, he warned as mixing in public places also carries the risk of the virus spreading again.

He said: “Transmission will increase if we let our guard down. Now more than ever, it is essential to follow safety guidelines to stop Covid. When you go out, always remember: hands, face, space. and fresh air.

“Progress on the roadmap depends on the virus remaining contained during the rollout of the NHS vaccination program.

Brighton UK 12 April 2021 - Shoppers queue outside the TKMax store in Brighton this morning as the next step in easing the lockdown begins in England with non-essential stores opening for the first time in years month Credit: Simon Dack / Alamy Live

Brighton UK 12 April 2021 – Shoppers queue outside the TKMax store in Brighton this morning as the next step in easing the lockdown begins in England with non-essential stores opening for the first time in years month Credit: Simon Dack / Alamy Live

“Up to one in three people with Covid-19 have no symptoms. For this reason, we encourage all residents to regularly incorporate symptom-free testing into your weekly routine.

“The tests are free, you don’t need to pay for them, and they can be done at your home at your own pace. You can pick them up at pharmacies and centers across town or you can have them delivered straight to your doorstep. home.

“As we take our first steps on the road to get out of containment, the signs are positive. Let’s continue in this way by staying safe and supporting each other.

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Source: www.theargus.co.uk
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