THE number of coronavirus cases in the city has fallen among school children, the latest figures show.

In the seven days up to October 1, the number of confirmed new Covid-19 cases in Brighton and Hove fell by 4 per cent to 658.

This is equivalent to a weekly rate of 225.5 per 100,000 residents and lower than the rate for England of 334.8 per 100,000 people and the South East rate of 308 per 100,000.

Alistair Hill, Director of Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council, said: “There’s been a small drop in the number of positive Covid-19 cases this week.

“The case rate for the 10-14 age group has fallen considerably since last week but is still more than twice as high as rates seen in other age groups.

“Please keep following the advice from your school and NHS Test and Trace around regular testing, isolating and contacts. And if you have any Covid symptoms please don’t risk it – stay at home and get a PCR test.”

People in the city are being advised to continue wearing a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces and to take extra care when travelling on busy buses and trains.

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