THERE have been no new coronavirus related deaths recorded across Worcestershire's hospitals.

However, a patient aged 24 has died elsewhere in England as the virus continues to spread.

Cases have been reported to be "out of control" in London by Mayor Sadiq Khan who has declared a "major incident" while the Office for National Statistics recently estimated as many as one in 30 Londoners has coronavirus.

Yet the latest local figures, announced by the NHS today, show zero coronavirus related deaths recorded at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust (after 10 were reported on Friday).

The total number of deaths at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS trust therefore remains at 473, with the number of deaths in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust also remaining at 42.

In total, there have been 515 Covid-19 deaths in county hospitals.

A further 625 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 55,072.

Patients were aged between 24 and 101 years old. All except 26 (aged 30 to 96 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from November 15 last year to January 8 this year.

Their families have been informed.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows

- East of England - 125

London - 123

Midlands - 112

North East & Yorkshire - 58

North West - 62

South East – 122

South West - 23

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 in England.

Since Tuesday, April 28, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no COVID-19 positive test result, but where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process. This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on April 24 and after that.