Low corona infection rates in Brighton & Hove: why?
In the barrage of gloomy Corona news it is worth highlighting that infection rates in Brighton & Hove have remained low in comparison with the UK average … and even low in comparison with continental European countries. What are the reasons?
For purposes of comparison, our best available indicator is the number of confirmed new Covid-19 infections – per 100.000 population – in the last 7 days. The number for Brighton & Hove is 9. The average for the UK is 52.
To put this in perspective, the respective numbers for some European countries are: Germany 15, Greece 21, Netherlands 86, France 122. (Source: official websites accessed through our Florence Road Group site).
Question to all: why are infections rates in Brighton low? Is there a systematic explanation? Is it just luck? Of course, one super-spreader or super-spreading event could change the picture dramatically.