A FURTHER 92 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Sussex.

Nationally, the rate of infection is growing, and there are fears of a second wave of the virus.

There were 3,539 new cases in the UK on Wednesday and the total is now 361,677.

There have been 13 further cases in Brighton and Hove, where 938 people have tested positive in the city since the start of the pandemic.

In East Sussex, 36 cases were reported and the total is now 1,831. In West Sussex, 43 new cases were recorded, bringing the county’s figure to 3,146.

The national death toll has risen by six, bringing the government’s total to 41,614. Separate figures published by the ONS show 57,400 deaths have been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

No new deaths were recorded in Sussex.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust has recorded 149 deaths. Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s 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.