SIX more patients have died at hospitals in England after testing positive for coronavirus, latest figures show.

NHS England data shows no new coronavirus deaths had happened at hospitals in Herefordshire as of 4pm on Monday (August 3). The most recent Covid-19 death was on July 15.

For the second day running, no new deaths have been recorded in the midlands, with the toll standing at 5,870.

In total, 29,360 coronavirus related deaths have now been recorded in England since the start of the pandemic, six more than at the same time on Sunday.

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.