TWO more people have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 114 people had died in hospital at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday.

That was an increase of two compared to Tuesday when there were 112.

It means there have been five deaths in the past week, up from one the previous week.

The victims were among 4,217 deaths recorded across the South East.

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove has also increased by 29 over the last 24 hours.

Public Health England figures show that 3,941 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday in the area - up from 3,912 the same time on Tuesday.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 18,213 over the period to 1,557,007.

In West Sussex, cases increased by 109 in the same period. According to figures 8,774 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19.

While in East Sussex, the number of recorded coronaviruses rose by 108.

The rate of infection in East Sussex now stands at 904 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,382.