ONE more patient has died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus, latest figures show.

NHS England figures show 59 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 4pm on Wednesday (October 14).

That was an increase of one compared to the 58 that had been recorded at the same point on Tuesday.

The data shows the death happened on September 29, but there can be a delay in being reported.

Across England, 81 deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the total to 30,743.


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.

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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.