The number of people known to have died from coronavirus in Worcestershire hospitals has reached 196, the latest government figures show.

Four newly recorded deaths were announced on Sunday, April 26, in the daily figures released by NHS England.

The public body has reported four more deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the county’s three main hospitals.

However, no more deaths were reported for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which runs community hospitals.

Although the deaths announced on Sunday were recorded in the 24 hours up to 5pm on Saturday - and relate to those released by the trust for the same period the previous day - the fatalities did not all happen during those 24 hours.

Nationally, a further 336 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 18,420.

Patients were aged between 28 and 100 years old. Of those, 22 of the 336 patients (aged between 41 and 94 years old) had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed.

The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust covers the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, as well as the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch and Kidderminster Hospital. Worcestershire 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 Wyre Forest Ward.