The first coronavirus deaths in more than nine weeks have been recorded at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust, the latest figures show.

NHS England figures show 260 people had died in hospital at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Monday, October 5.

That was an increase of seven compared to the 253 that had been recorded at the same point on Sunday, and the first death in 94 days.

The victims were among 5,145 deaths recorded across the North West, which is the third-worst affected of England's seven NHS regions after London and the midlands.

Of 189 trusts in England, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh trust has the 39th-highest death toll.

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 latest period 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."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.