FIVE more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Brighton and Hove.

NHS England figures show 180 people had died in hospital at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday, up from 175 the previous day.

It means there have been eight deaths in the past week, down from 11 the previous week.

No further deaths were recorded at other Sussex healthcare trusts.

Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust has recorded the highest number of deaths at 272. The figures remained the same for Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (132), East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (109) and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (19).

Nationally, 529 people were reported to have died within 28 days of a positive test, bringing the UK death toll to 53,274.

By 9am yesterday, 46 more people had tested positive for Covid-19 in Brighton and Hove, bringing the number of cases recorded in the city to 3,732 since the pandemic hit.

Cases increased by 111 in West Sussex, which means 7,961 people have now tested positive in the region.

In East Sussex cases rose by 97, bringing the total number of cases recorded there to 4,316.

Across the UK the number of recorded cases increased by 19,609 over the period to 1,430,341.