THE number of Covid deaths at the East Sussex Trust is now a staggering 413.

That’s the total number of Covid deaths reported by the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which includes our DGH.

New figures have just been released for the weekend by Public Health England.

They report 24 deaths at the Trust.

Meanwhile, people could become less strict at sticking to coronavirus rules as more of the population is vaccinated, scientists have warned.

It could lead to a spike in cases that outweighs the gains made by rolling out the jab, according to government advisory body SAGE.

Minutes from their meeting last month say “there is a risk that changes in behaviour could offset the benefits of vaccination, particularly in the early months of vaccine rollout”.

While the jab should prevent sickness, it is still unclear whether the vaccines stop people catching and spreading the infection.