MORE than 160 new coronavirus deaths have been reported at hospitals in England, the latest NHS England figures show.

There were no new deaths recorded at Wye Valley NHS Trust, where 66 have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, with the most recent death occurring on November 2.

A total of 164 new deaths were announced at hospitals in England today (November 9).

Of those, 12 occurred in the east of England, eight in London, 45 in the midlands, 47 in the north east and Yorkshire, 36 in the north west, 15 in the south east, and four in the south west. 

All of the deaths took place between November 1 and 8.

The new deaths bring the total number of deaths reported at hospitals in England to 34,663, with 6,877 of those taking place in the midlands.

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.