THE number of coronavirus deaths at hospitals in England has risen by 30, the latest official figures show

NHS England figures released today (September 24) reported 30 new deaths at hospitals across England. 

Of those, one death occurred in the east of England, four in London, five in the midlands, five in the north east and Yorkshire, twelve in the north west, and three in the south east.

Six occurred on September 23, 14 on September 22, six on September 21, one on September 20, two on September 19, and one on September 17.

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There have been no new coronavirus deaths recorded at Wye Valley NHS Trust since July 15, meaning the number of deaths in Herefordshire hospitals stands at 57.

The new deaths reported today bring the total number of coronavirus deaths in English hospitals to 29,838.

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.