SOME 73 more more coronavirus cases were diagnosed across East Sussex in the 24 hours leading up to 9am yesterday.

There have now been 2,714 in the county.

Meanwhile, today the chancellor is expected to unveil new support for workers in parts of England under tier two restrictions.

Rishi Sunak will announce an update to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) – which is set to replace furlough in November – in the Commons on Thursday.

Critics say not enough is being done for companies in tier two areas that have seen demand collapse without being formally required to shut.

In tier three areas, workers at firms ordered to shut get emergency support.