FOUR patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died at the trust which runs Colchester Hospital.

The latest figures from NHS England, released on Thursday, confirm the deaths at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

The patients died on Wednesday and their families have been informed.

NHS England report the death toll for the trust, which also runs Ipswich Hospital, now stands at 313.

The figures are released daily and display totals for hospital trusts across the country.

They show no deaths related to Covid-19 were recorded at other Essex hospital trusts on Wednesday.