A SUSSEX town now has the lowest coronavirus rate in the whole of England.

Worthing now has an average of 28 cases per 100,000 people – the lowest rate in the country.

The rate is a reduction from the previous week, where it stood at 31, and well below the average across England, which is currently 130.

The town has seen a total of 1,073 cases since the start of the pandemic and 88 coronavirus-related deaths.

The Argus: Worthing during the first coronavirus lockdownWorthing during the first coronavirus lockdown

Cases are people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

Deaths are where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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Daily deaths, hospital admissions and cases are falling across the country as it prepares to come out of the second lockdown and into the tiered system.

Worthing, like all areas across Sussex, will be going into Tier 2 – the second of three levels.

Yesterday, there were 205 deaths, 1,350 new hospital admissions and 12,330 additional cases.

There have been more than 1.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK and nearly 60,000 people have died since the start of the pandemic in February.