MORE new coronavirus related deaths have been recorded in English hospitals in the latest figures from NHS England.

A total of 14 new deaths have been recorded at hospitals in England. Yesterday, just one death was announced.

The deaths occurred at hospitals in the east of England, London, the midlands, the north east and Yorkshire, the north west and the south east.

Of those, thirteen are recent. Seven occurred on September 13, three on September 12, one on September 11, one on September 10, and one on September 9.

The fourteenth occurred on April 17 at the North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

No deaths have been reported at hospitals in Herefordshire since July 15, meaning the death toll at hospitals in the county stands at 57.

The latest figure means that 29,676 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals in England as of 4pm on September 14.

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 latest period 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."