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Coronavirus cases near 60

More than 50 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in West Sussex.


The latest statistics from Public Health England showed 57 people had been infected by the virus up to Wednesday.


This equates to 7.1 cases for each 100,000 people in the county.


The total is equal to that in Liverpool and Gloucestershire but well below the 209 in the London borough of Southwark. The area with the fewest cases is Hull, with two.


Overall, the UK has seen 9,529 cases after 1,452 were confirmed on Wednesday. There have been 474 deaths by the time the Post went to press.


The Sussex Community Foundation NHS Trust, which runs Bognor Regis War Memorial Hospital, has produced a list of businesses and services which are supporting residents who are unable to go out in the pandemic.


It includes Deligo, in Felpham (ring round service and food delivery), Spar, in Hawthorn Road (free shopping delivery), The Elmer, in Middleton, (meals) The Bear Inn, in Pagham, (meals) and EcoSwap, in High Street (free delivery of cleaning supplies and toiletries).


The advice to stay indoors has also led to cuts in train and bus services which serve the town.

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