NO coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Wye Valley NHS Trust for more than a month, the latest official figures reveal. 

The NHS England data shows 228 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust after a positive coronavirus test result as of 4pm on Monday (May 17).

But that number has stayed the same for more than a month, with no other Covid deaths reported.

The data shows the most recent death happened on April 11, and was one of only two deaths at the trust, which runs Hereford County Hospital, that month.


April's death toll was significantly lower than 82 in January and 34 in February.

Five deaths were also reported in March.

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.

Latest information from the NHS, which covers up to 8am on Tuesday, May 11, shows there was only one person with Covid at the Wye Valley NHS Trust.