THERE have been no deaths of coronavirus patients recorded at Sussex hospitals for more than two weeks.

The last fatality was confirmed by the East Sussex NHS Trust on July 16, taking its total to 99.

This trust operates Bexhill Hospital, the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards, Eastbourne District General Hospital and the Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital.

The figures for the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (148) Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (113) Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (260) and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (18) remained the same.

There have now been 638 deaths of coronavirus patients confirmed by Sussex hospital trusts since the outbreak of the illness.

In the UK, there have now been 46,210 coronavirus deaths, an increase of nine in the 24 hours leading up to 5pm yesterday.

But the number of Covid-19 cases has increased across all areas of Sussex in the last week.

Between July 27 and today's figures, the number of positive tests confirmed in Brighton and Hove rose from 794 to 815.

The East Sussex Figure climbed from 1,595 to 1,627, while the West Sussex total reached 2,806, an increase of 30 over seven days.

Nationally, there have now been 305,623 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

This includes 938 positive tests recorded in the 24 hours leading up to 9am today.