ONE new coronavirus death has been recorded at Wye Valley Trust in the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 46 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday (May 13).

That was an increase of one compared to Tuesday, when there were 45. The one new death occurred on May 12.

The victims were among 4,692 deaths recorded across the midlands, a figure which rose by 4,651 over the 24-hour period.

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 24,160 on Wednesday, up from 23,953 on Tuesday.