A FURTHER 14 coronavirus related deaths have been recorded at hospitals England, but there have been no new deaths at the Wye Valley NHS Trust for two weeks.

NHS England figures show 57 people who had tested positive for the virus had died at hospitals in Herefordshire as of 4pm on Tuesday (July 28), with the most recent death on July 15.

Nine new deaths were recorded across the midlands, taking the total to 5,863.

Fourteen new deaths were recorded at hospitals across England, with 29,319 now known to have died.

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.