TWENTY new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Sussex.

In Brighton and Hove, six more people tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 890.

Five new cases were reported in East Sussex, where the total is now 1,734, and nine new cases were recorded in West Sussex, bringing the county’s figure to 2,978.

No new deaths were recorded in the county. The Sussex totals increased for the first time in almost a month on Tuesday, when two further coronavirus deaths were reported.

One death was recorded by the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

The other was reported at the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which is responsible for Worthing Hospital, Southlands Hospital in Shoreham and St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester.

The total toll is now 641. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has recorded 149 deaths, and the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust total is 114.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has recorded 100 deaths, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has reported 260, and there have been 18 at the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Ten further coronavirus deaths were reported nationally, bringing the overall Government figure to 41,514. There were 1,508 new cases of the virus across the country, and the UK total is now 338,676.