SIX people have died from coronavirus at Brighton and Sussex Trust over the weekend, the latest official figures have revealed.

NHS England figures show 382 people had died in hospital at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust as of 5pm on Sunday.

That was an increase of six compared to Friday, when there were 376.

It means there have been 41 deaths in the past week, down from 43 the previous week.

The victims were among 9,579 deaths recorded across the South East.

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The number of recorded coronavirus cases in Brighton and Hove also increased by 177 over the weekend.

Public Health England figures show that 13,173 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday - up from 12,996 the same time on Friday.

It means the rate of infection in the city now stands at 4,529 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 5,966.

In East Sussex Trust, 14 people died from the virus over the same period.

There have been 40 deaths in the past week there, down from 89 the previous week.

Meanwhile, 11 deaths were recorded at Western Sussex Hospitals Trust over the weekend.