Coronavirus: The latest developments in Sussex (Thursday, 7)

Here’s all the coronavirus related news that’s gone on in Sussex over the last 24 hours.

As of Thursday (May, 7) at 6am, the following figures are the known number of Covid-19 cases in each district:

Brighton and Hove: 390

East Sussex: 627

West Sussex: 1,211

Total: 2,228

Point of Light

The East Sussex NHS doctor who designed digital flashcards, to help healthcare workers communicate with patients through their protective gear, was awarded the Prime Minister’s daily Point of Light award.

Eastbourne anaesthetist Rachel Grimauldi came up with the idea when she was on maternity leave and read about a Covid-19 patient who couldn’t understand her carer.


VE Day wreath

Arun District Council will be going ahead with a wreath-laying ceremony on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The authority said tomorrow (Friday, 8) remembrance will continue with social distancing measures at war memorials in Littlehampton and Bognor.

Big BrightOnline Weekender

A spring entertainment festival will take place over the upcoming bank holiday weekend.

There’s a facebook event in place for the ‘Big BrightOnline Weekender’, which is set to include entertainment from popular venues around the city such as the Komedia, the Unitarian Church, Revenge, and even a cocktail masterclass with Queen Victoria from Phileas Foggs World of Adventures.

Domestic violence

New measures were introduced by police to help victims of domestic abuse in Sussex.

The force said 30 specially trained officers are investigating reports where there isn’t an immediate threat to someone’s safety.

A dedicated response team was put together and private ways of contacting victims by phone were set-up.

Stolen bike returned

Police in Eastbourne located an NHS worker’s stolen bike and returned it to them yesterday.

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