THE latest figures released by the NHS show the number of people to have died in England after testing positive for coronavirus now stands at 4,897.

A further 403 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, as of 5pm yesterday (Sunday). NHS England said they were aged between 35 and 106 years old.

Of the 403 patients aged between 52 and 94 years old, 15 had no underlying health conditions.

No deaths have been recorded in the Wye Valley NHS Trust area on Saturday or Sunday. So far, a total of seven patients with Covid-19 in Herefordshire have died.

The figures are the latest provided by the public body, and correct as of April 6, but do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes, prisons, ambulances or in the community.

The figures for the deaths in UK will be released later this afternoon, along with any update on the number of confirmed cases in Herefordshire. As of 9am on Sunday, the county had 62 confirmed cases.