ANOTHER 87 new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at hospitals in England in the latest 24-hour period, the latest NHS England figures show.

Of those, three deaths occurred in the east of England, three in London, 13 in the midlands, 20 in the north east and Yorkshire, 41 in the north west, four in the south east and three in the south west.

All of the deaths reported today (October 13) occurred between October 6 and October 12.

This means the total number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in England has risen to 30,594.

There were no new coronavirus deaths at Wye Valley NHS Trust, meaning the number of deaths at hospitals in Herefordshire stands at 58.

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.