NO new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Wye Valley Trust in the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 47 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Thursday (May 21).

The victims were among 4,973 deaths recorded across the midlands, up from 4,946 on Wednesday.


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 last 24 hours may actually have taken place days earlier.

No deaths have occurred at the Wye Valley NHS Trust since Sunday when there was one patient who died after testing positive for coronavirus.

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.

Across England, the death toll hit 25,388 on Thursday, up from 25,267 on Wednesday.