Eastbourne has reported a total of eight Covid-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Tragically that brings our number of deaths to 130 since the pandemic started.

At the same time, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, including the DGH, features in a new national graph.

It covers the hospitals where more than 50 per cent of patients are suffering from Covid as of January 12.

The Trust was 9th highest in the country.

The graph shows the Trust had 50.73 per cent of patients suffering from Covid as of January 12..

It shows the number of available beds as 757.