ONE more coronavirus-related death has been recorded at the Wye Valley NHS Trust, the first at a Herefordshire hospital for 21 days.

Official figures from NHS England show 57 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust after contracting coronavirus as of 4pm on Thursday (July 16).

It is the first coronavirus-related death in a county hospital since June 21. The most recent death was on July 15.

Hereford Times:


Across the Midlands 5,828 have now died in hospital after testing postive for Covid-19, up from 5,823 at 4pm on Wednesday. Some 16 new deaths were recorded across England over the same 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 the figures include "deaths announced that day of patients who have died in hospitals in England and either tested positive for Covid-19 or where no positive test result was received for Covid-19, but Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate".

It adds: "All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the day the deaths were announced."