ANOTHER four people have died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after testing positive for coronavirus, the latest figures reveal.

NHS England figures show 107 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday (January 6).

That was an increase of four compared to Tuesday, when there were 103. 

The most recently reported deaths happened on December 31, January 1, and January 3 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.

In the seven days to December 6, the most recent day the figures cover, seven people died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust after a positive Covid-19 test.


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.

Separate Public Health England figures show that 4,066 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Wednesday (January 6) in Herefordshire, up from 3,966 the same time on Tuesday.