MORE coronavirus deaths have been reported at hospitals in Herefordshire, the latest figures show.

NHS England figures show 210 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Monday (February 22).

That was an increase of two compared to the 208 that had been recorded at the same point on Sunday.

The new deaths announced today happened on February 18 and 19.

Across England, 372 new deaths were announced today, with 85 of those in the midlands.

It takes the toll in England's hospitals to 81,854.


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.