Five Brighton deaths due to coronavirus

This comes as cases rise in Sussex

As of 5pm on Tuesday (17th Nov), NHS England figures showed that 180 people died in hospital at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. This has gone up since the day before, when deaths were at 175.

There’s been eight deaths in the last week, down from 11 the week before.

Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust has recorded 272 deaths, the highest number. Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (132), East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (109) and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (19) all remained the same in the past week.

Across the nation, 529 people have been reported to have died following positive tests, bringing the UK death toll to 53,274.

By 9am on Wednesday 18th November, 46 people added to the number of positive cases in Brighton and Hove. This brought the total across the city to 3,732 since the beginning of pandemic.

In West Sussex, cases increased by 111, meaning 7,961 tested positive in the region.

East Sussex had 97 new cases, bringing the total to 4,316.

Throughout the UK the number of recorded cases increased by 19,609 to 1,430,341 during the week. 

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