NEW Covid figures make grim reading for East Sussex.

As of Wednesday (January 6), the number of cases in Eastbourne was 3,367 – up 546 from December 30.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, covering the DGH, Conquest and Bexhill Hospital, has recorded 278 Covid deaths.

Eastbourne has also had 47 deaths outside hospitals that occurred up to December 25, but were registered up to January 2.

The total number of confirmed cases for East Sussex is 18,288 – up 2,324 since last Wednesday.