MORE than 50 new coronavirus deaths have been reported at hospitals in England in the latest official figures.

There were no new deaths reported at the Wye Valley NHS Trust, where NHS England figures show 58 people who had tested positive for coronavirus had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (October 6). 

The trust reported its first new death in more than two months on Monday.

Across England today, 54 new deaths were reported, bringing the nation's total to 30,280.

Of those, one death occured in the east of England, four in London, seven in the midlands, 16 in the north east and Yorkshire, 22 in the north west, and four in the south east.

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.