ONE more coronavirus-related death has been recorded in Sussex, data shows.

According to figures released today from NHS England, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has recorded an additional fatality during the latest reporting period.

The trust, which is responsible for hospitals in Crawley and Horsham as well as parts of East Surrey, has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths of all the health trusts in Sussex, at 257.

Figures for the other trusts in Sussex remained the same as yesterday. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has recorded 144 deaths, West Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 133 and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has reported 87.

Meanwhile Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 18 deaths.

According to the latest figures released by Public Health England yesterday, 313,483 cases have been confirmed nationally.

This includes 490 in Brighton and Hove, 785 in East Sussex and 1,380 in West Sussex.

There were 176 deaths recorded nationally in the latest update, and the total death toll stands at 43,906.

As of today, the Government is changing the way it collects data on new cases, and will include figures for positive cases from tests carried out in the community, as well in hospitals, going forward.