GREAT Western Hospital recorded one new death of a patient who had tested positive for coronavirus.

The patient died yesterday, which means there have been six deaths in the past week. This is up from three deaths during the previous week.

Since the pandemic began, 307 people with Covid-19 who were being treated at the hospital have died.

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.