371 further coronavirus cases in Mid Sussex, official figures show

The number of coronavirus cases in Mid Sussex increased by 371 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 29,308 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Mid Sussex when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 5 (Wednesday), up from 28,937 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in Mid Sussex now stands at 19,264 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 20,701.

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Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 193,814 over the period, to 13,835,334.

The rate of infection in Mid Sussex now stands at 19,264 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 20,701. Picture courtesy of RADAR

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Mid Sussex.

The dashboard shows 294 people had died in the area by January 5 (Wednesday) – which was unchanged from Tuesday.

It means there has been one death in the past week, which is an increase on none the previous week.

They were among 19,230 deaths recorded across the South East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Mid Sussex.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

Today’s death figures include a backlog of hospital deaths reported overnight by NHS England, covering the period January 1 to 4.

Due to a delay in reporting, vaccine data for local authorities in England is not available today.