THERE have been three more deaths in Worcestershire's hospitals from coronavirus.

In the latest daily figures from NHS England, there have been another three deaths reported by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

This brings the county total to 279.

The latest figures mean there have now been 253 deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust hospitals, compared to 26 in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

The latest figures relate to new deaths being announced (the deaths did not all happen on the same day).

Across England, a further 149 people who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,383.

Patients were aged between 35 and 101 years old. 11 of the 149 patients (aged 70 and 95) had no known underlying health condition.

The acute hospital trust covers Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital.

The health and care NHS trust covers community hospitals and rehabilitation wards, including Worcester City Impatient Unit, Malvern Community Hospital, Evesham Community Hospital, Pershore Community Hospital, the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove, Tenbury Community Hospital and the Wye Forest Ward.

The figures on deaths relate to patients who have died in hospital and who have tested positive for Covid-19. They do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes, prisons, ambulances or in the community.