FIVE more people in Brighton and Hove have tested positive for coronavirus.

There have now been 30 cases overall in the city.

This comes as the national figure climbed by more than 2,000 in 24 hours, reaching 11,658.

Of those patients who have been taken to hospital after contracting coronavirus, 578 have died and 135 have recovered, according to Public Health England figures.

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The total number of people diagnosed with the virus also rose elsewhere in Sussex.

The number of cases in East Sussex climbed from 22 to 26, while West Sussex's total leapt from 57 to 69.

This brings the overall Sussex figure to 125, up from 104.

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