THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in East Sussex increased by 42 over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures are up to 9am on Thursday (October 8) so these are the latest figures.

The figures for East Sussex show 2,200 people have been tested positive, up from 2,158 from 9am Wednesday.

The UK has recorded 17,540 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours – 3,300 more than yesterday.

The number of coronavirus patients in England’s hospitals has also risen to 3,044 compared with 2,944 yesterday – the highest since 22 June.Advertisement

One week ago, on 1 October, there were 1,995 hospital admissions, according to government data.