HOSPITALS in Herefordshire have reported no new coronavirus deaths, meaning the last death of a patient who had tested positive for Covid-19 was 17 days ago.

NHS England confirmed the total deaths at the trust remained at 56 as of 4pm on Wednesday (July 8), with the last coronavirus-related death recorded at the trust on June 21.

Across the midlands, 5,793 patients have now died from coronavirus in hospital, an increase of four from the previous day. 

The death toll in hospitals across Englands now stands at 28,993, up 22 from 28,971 on Wednesday.