TWO more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus within the Wye Valley NHS Trust hospitals.

NHS England figures show a cumulative total of 223 people have died in hospital at Wye Valley as of 5pm on March 5, up two on the previous day.

The two deaths announced today took place on March 1.


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.