ANOTHER patient has died at hospital in Herefordshire after testing positive for Covid, latest figures reveal.

NHS data shows 243 people have now died at the Wye Valley NHS Trust, which runs Hereford County Hospital, after testing positive for Covid.

At 4pm on September 9, the number of deaths which had been reported stood at 239.

That number has now risen, as of October 7, to 243.

Latest data shows the most-recent death happened on October 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.

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 figures showed that on Tuesday (October 5), 20 people with Covid were being treated at the Wye Valley NHS Trust – up seven on the week before.