55 people have tested positive in Eastbourne for Covid 19.

The number of Delta variant cases in Sussex has risen to 2,481.

Eastbourne has accounted for the least cases of the variant, with only 55 people testing positive.

The number of new infections nationally is down slightly from Friday’s figure, while official data shows 33,402,028 people in the UK have now been fully vaccinated.

The UK has recorded another 24,855 coronavirus cases and a further 18 deaths, in the latest 24-hour period.

Today’s official government figures compare with 27,125 new COVID-19 infections and 27 deaths reported on Friday and 18,270 cases and 23 fatalities announced last Saturday.

A further 122,377 people have now had their first vaccine, while 160,763 were given their second dose on Friday.