THE number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in England has risen by 10, the latest official figures show

NHS England figures released today (September 28) reported 10 new deaths at hospitals across England. 

Of those, one death occurred in London, two in the midlands, three in the north east and Yorkshire, three in the north west, and one in the south east.

There have been no new coronavirus deaths recorded at Wye Valley NHS Trust since July 15, meaning the number of deaths in Herefordshire hospitals stands at 57.

The new deaths reported today bring the total number of coronavirus deaths in English hospitals to 29,918.

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.