ONE new death from coronavirus has been recorded at the Wye Valley Trust in the latest daily figures released by the NHS.

NHS England figures show 53 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (June 9) – one more than at the same time on Monday.

The victims were among 5,470 deaths recorded across the midlands, up from 5,449 the previous day.


Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death. The one death announced today actually occurred on June 5, figures show.

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 27,706 on Tuesday, up from 27,618 on Monday.