ANOTHER three people have died with coronavirus in hospital in Herefordshire, the latest figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 103 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (January 5). That was an increase of three compared to Monday, when there were 100. 

The most recently reported deaths occurred on December 31, January 1, and January 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.