NHS England figures show 12 more patients have died at hospitals in England after testing positive for coronavirus.

No new deaths have been recorded at the Wye Valley NHS Trust for more than two weeks, the latest figures show.

Some 57 people who had tested positive for the virus had died at hospitals in Herefordshire as of 4pm on Wednesday (July 29), with the most recent death on July 15.

In the latest daily update, 12 new deaths have been recorded at hospitals across England, with 29,331 now known to have died.

Among those were three deaths in the midlands region, taking the total to 5,866.

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.

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.