NO deaths from coronavirus were recorded at the Wye Valley NHS Trust last week, the latest figures show.

While deaths can take several days to be recorded, the most recent death at hospital in Herefordshire occurred on Sunday, May 17.

NHS England figures show 48 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Monday (May 28) – meaning there have been no deaths in eight days.

But as death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death, it means some deaths deaths can take several days to be included in the daily figures.

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 25,867 on Monday, up from 25,751 from the previous day.