NO new coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Herefordshire hospitals since Friday, new figures show.

The death toll at the Wye Valley NHS Trust remains at 43 as of 5pm on Monday (May 11), with the most recent death on May 8.

The victims were among 4,600 deaths recorded across the midlands, an increase of 78 on the previous day.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the last 24 hours may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of COVID-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.

Across England, the death toll hit 23,709 on Monday, up from 23,359.