THE death toll for coronavirus recorded on Sunday was the second lowest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Figures showed ten people died from the disease in UK, after 61 confirmed deaths on Saturday.

The official UK death toll now stands at 45,738, and experts believe that fewer than one in 2,000 people currently have the disease here.

NHS figures show the vast majority of deaths have been in hospitals, with the death toll at 33,877.

In Sussex there were four more confirmed cases from tests in West Sussex, taking the total of confirmed cases to 2,776. There were no new cases recorded in labs in Brighton and Hove, where the total stands at 794 and no new cases in East Sussex where the total figure for those who have tested positive stands at 1,595.

The last recorded death from coronavirus in Sussex was on July 16. The East Sussex NHS Trust which covers the Conquest Hospital in Hastings and the Eastbourne General Hospital recorded the death. The total deaths from the trust stands at 99. In Brighton, the NHS has reported 148 deaths in hospital, but no one has died since July 12.

The Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, which covers Crawley, has had a total of 260 deaths, there have been 18 coronavirus deaths at the Sussex Community NHS Trust, and Western Sussex NHS Trust has had a total of 113 deaths, but none since June 7.