NEW figures released this afternoon reveal ten new cases of Covid 19 in East Sussex.

The figure in the county rose by ten from 1,874 positive cases to 1,884 in total.

That is below the national average.

Nationally, there were a further 18 deaths, taking the death toll to 41,777.

There were a further 8,321 coronavirus cases confirmed in the past two days, the highest daily figures recorded since May.

Currently there are more than 1,000 patients still in hospital, and there were a further 134 new hospital admissions.

More than 136,000 people have now been treated in hospital for the disease.