ONE more coronavirus-related death has been recorded at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust in the latest figures.

The latest data, which records deaths in which COVID-19 was either a direct cause or a contributing, factor alongside underlying health conditions, says one patient at the trust has died.

The death took place on Monday, May 25, which takes WWL Trust's total to 239.

At the latest count, a further 183 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died hospitals in England, with 44 in the North West – the highest in the country.

Patients were aged between 43 and 101 years old. Two of the 183 patients, aged 81 and 91, had no known underlying health condition.

In addition, 24 deaths, including eight in the North West, were reported where there was no positive COVID-19 test result.

The NHS figures do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes or in private homes.

NHS England and NHS Improvement do not publish recovery figures.