A FURTHER death related to coronavirus has been recorded at the trust which runs Colchester Hospital.

NHS England released updated figures showing deaths at hospital trusts across the country, with a further nine recorded at trusts in the East of England.

The figures record the deaths of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 against the date they happened, rather than the date the deaths were announced.

They show one patient at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust died on Thursday, July 2.

The updated figures are released daily.

NHS England recorded a further 39 deaths across the country at hospital trusts, with patients aged between 45 and 99 years old.

All patients had known underlying health conditions.

This brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,871.