THERE has been one new coronavirus-related death recorded in Worcestershire's hospitals over the last 24 hours.

The latest NHS England daily figures show there has been one newly recorded death in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

This means there have now been 277 deaths in the trust's hospitals along with 28 in the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which manages the county's community hospitals.

In total, there have now been 305 deaths in hospitals in Worcestershire from coronavirus.

In all settings, there have been at least 524 deaths in Worcestershire.

Elsewhere a further 26 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,103.

Patients were aged between 49 and 94 years old. One patient aged 71 had no known underlying health conditions.

The NHS England figures relate to recorded deaths up to 5pm the previous day.

They do not necessarily include deaths to happen on that day.

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 Wyre Forest Ward.