TEN people died from coronavirus across Sussex in the latest 24-hour period.

Nine were at our local Trust which includes the DGH.

NHS England figures show 524 people had died in hospital at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday.

The number of recorded coronavirus cases in the area also increased by 244 in the last 24 hours.

27,489 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday – up from 27,245 the same time on Wednesday.