Summary of report content
Healthwatch Brighton and Hove analysed external data sources to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Brighton and Hove's residents.
It was found that Healthwatch identified fewer data publications showing the impact at the local level, so it is not possible to explore the full impact which COVID-19 has had on the city. As of the 15th July, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city was 779. As of the 3rd July, the number of deaths stood at 158, and as of the 15th July, 147 deaths were registered of patients in the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust. As of the 9th July, 44 care homes in Brighton and Hove had reported a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to Public Health England. It is estimated that nearly 13,000 people in Sussex could also experience an increase in mental health problems related to economic downturn.
No recommendations were made in this report.