ANOTHER 222 coronavirus deaths have been recorded at hospitals in England, the latest NHS England figures show.

There were no new deaths at hospitals in Herefordshire, where the coronavirus death toll stands at 73, with the most recent death recorded on November 19.

The new deaths announced today (November 22) bring the total number of people who have died in English hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus to 38,334, with 7,739 of those deaths occuring at hospitals in the midlands.

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.