MORE coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Herefordshire hospitals, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show five more people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (January 12).

One death occurred on January 8, three on January 10, and one on January 11.

The newly recorded deaths bring Wye Valley NHS Trust's coronavirus death toll to 121.

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.