THERE have now been more than 100 patients who have tested positive for coronavirus across Sussex.

The figure tipped into triple figures with a further six confirmed cases in the county yesterday.

The number of cases in West Sussex saw the greatest increase, with five more patients taking its total to 57.

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Meanwhile East Sussex had one further coronavirus case, the 22nd in the area, and Brighton and Hove's figure remained at 25.

Sussex has now had 104 people diagnosed with the disease, although some of these have since recovered - including Brighton and Hove's first five cases who contracted the disease in late January.

The data comes from Pulic Health England figures, which were last updated yesterday.

This follows the number of cases in Sussex making a record leap on Tuesday, moving from 56 to 98.

Two patients at Eastbourne District General Hospital passed away last week after contracting the virus, and a further death was confirmed by the Sussex Community Foundation Trust in Haywards Heath on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the UK is now 9,529.

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