ONE more patient has died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus, NHS England has said.

The latest figures released by the NHS, which cover up to 4pm on Thursday (November 13) show 70 people had died at hospitals in Herefordshire after a positive Covid-19 test, up from 69 the day before.

The data published on Friday shows the death actually happened on November 4.

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.

The victims in Herefordshire are among 7,144 deaths recorded across the Midlands, a number which has risen by 64 over the latest 24 hours.

Across England, 246 new hospital deaths have been reported, taking the toll to 35,886.