THE daily death toll from coronavirus and the number of new infections continued to fall over the weekend.

Official statistics from the Department of Health showed there were 43 new deaths recorded as of 9am on Sunday.

It takes the full figure to 42,623 patients and people who have sadly lost their life to the disease since the crisis started this year.

The Government said more than 175,000 tests were completed on Saturday.

In total, more than 300,000 official confirmed cases of the disease have been recorded from testing, but now more than seven million tests have been done.


In Sussex, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded over the weekend at health trusts across the county.

The death toll from hospitals and health facilities in Sussex stands at 612.

But NHS England figures show there have been no deaths in the past four days.

The last recorded death affecting the county was recorded at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust, which covers Crawley, on June 17.

The most recent death recorded in East Sussex was on June 15, and in Brighton and Hove two patients who died on June 15 were the last recorded deaths in hospital