Two more covid-19 deaths in Sussex as latest figures revealed

Two more coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Sussex.

The latest figures were released by Public Health England at 8pm on Saturday night (October 3).

Both deaths were recorded in West Sussex, in the Horsham and Crawley areas.

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Meanwhile, cases of covid-19 have risen by 134, according to government data.

The latest coronavirus figures have been released

We have broken down the figures for each county and lower tier authority so you can see the information for where you live.

West Sussex

In West Sussex, there are 3,571 confirmed cases – up 43 since Friday (October 2) – at a rate of 413.3 per 100,000 people.

There have been 421 deaths – two more since Friday. They were recorded in Horsham and Crawley.

Worthing: 553 cases, 52 deaths

Chichester: 370 cases, 40 deaths

Horsham: 652 cases, 85 deaths

Crawley: 549 cases, 67 deaths

Mid Sussex: 735 cases, 107 deaths

Adur: 255 cases, 27 deaths

Arun: 457 cases, 43 deaths

East Sussex

There are 2,061 cases of coronavirus in East Sussex – 70 more recorded since Friday (October 2) – at a rate of 361.8 per 100,000 people. There have been 235 deaths recorded here, no increase since Friday.

Eastbourne: 544 cases, 46 deaths

Hastings: 222 cases, 11 deaths

Lewes: 436 cases, 68 deaths

Wealden: 568 cases, 76 deaths

Rother: 246 cases, 37 deaths

Brighton and Hove

Measured as a separate authority, there have been 1,129 cases (up by 21) and 102 deaths here.

These figures, from Public Health England, include deaths since the start of the pandemic of people who had a positive test result for covid-19 and died within 28 days.

The actual cause of death may not be covid-19 in all cases, the government says.

People who died from covid-19 but had not tested positive are not included and people who died from covid-19 more than 28 days after their first positive test are not included.

In the UK there have been 42,317 deaths associated with coronavirus.

There have been 480,017 positive tests for the virus to date across the nation, with 12,872 people testing positive on Saturday (October 3).

According to the NHS, the main symptoms of coronavirus are:

• A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)

• A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

• A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you have any of the main symptoms of covid-19, get as soon as possible.

Then stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.