One new coronavirus death has been recorded at Wye Valley Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 226 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday (March 31). That was an increase of one compared to Tuesday, when there were 225.

No other deaths have been recorded in the latest week. The previous week, one death was reported.

The victim was among 17,869 deaths recorded across the midlands, which is the worst affected of England's seven NHS regions.

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.