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

One more patient at the trust has died according to the figures released on Thursday.

This takes the death toll for the trust to 240 since the outbreak began.

NHS England and NHS Improvement provides information on all coronavirus-related (suspected and confirmed) deaths in England hospitals.

The figures are updated every day and include confirmed death cases reported at 5pm the previous day.

Cases are only included in the data when a positive COVID-19 test result is received, or where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on the death certificate, which results in a lag between a given date of death and the daily death figures for that day.

Across the UK, more than 37,000 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died across all settings.

At the latest count, a further 185 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,234.

The North West has the highest number of coronavirus related deaths for the third day running.

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NHS England and NHS Improvement do not publish recovery figures.