A further seven coronavirus patients being cared for by Barts Health NHS Trust have died.

NHS England today confirmed the latest deaths, taking the total death toll at the trust which runs Whipps Cross Hospital to 79

Barking, Havering, and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs King George Hospital in Ilford, has reported no new deaths – the trust's death toll remains at 13.

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 last 24 hours 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."

Across the UK, a further 637 people, who tested positive have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 3,939.

Of the newly confirmed deaths, patients were aged between five years and 104 years old.

Forty of the 637 patients (aged between 48 and 93 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

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