THE number of UK coronavirus cases increased by 1,441 to 316,367 in the latest 24-hour reporting

period – the biggest rise in two months.

There were 11 further deaths and Government figures show 41,358 people have now died with the virus in the UK.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show 56,800 deaths have been registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

The number of cases in Brighton is 828, up two on Wednesday’s total.

There have been 1,659 cases in East Sussex and 2,843 in West Sussex.

NHS hospital totals showed no more people were reported to have died with the virus in Sussex.

The figures showed no new deaths were reported in Sussex on Friday.

The total number of deaths

at each of the trusts stayed the same.

The figures are: 148 across Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, 100 at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, 260 at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, 18 at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, and 113 at the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Government’s site has experienced problems recently.

On Tuesday, it did not display a coronavirus death toll update, saying “technical difficulties” had got in the way.

And there were problems uploading the death figures on Thursday.

The Government site still says the coronavirus deaths page is being “redeveloped”.