THE daily death toll from coronavirus continues to fall.

Official statistics from the Department of Health showed that nationally there were 15 new deaths recorded as of 9am on Monday.

It means a total of 42,647 people have died with the virus since the crisis started this year.

In total, 305,289 official confirmed cases of the disease have been recorded from testing, but now more than seven million tests have been done.

There were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in Sussex over the weekend. The death toll at hospitals and health facilities in Sussex now stands at 612.

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

In Brighton and Hove two patients who died on June 15 were the last recorded deaths in hospital. There have now been 487 confirmed cases in Brighton and Hove, 1368 in West Sussex and 775 in East Sussex.