The coronavirus death toll in Hull and East Yorkshire has increased by four in the past 24 hours, according to NHS figures from the city's hospitals.

It means the total number of patients who have died of Covid-19 in the region has increased to 172.

NHS England announced 123 more deaths of people who had tested positive for the virus on Friday afternoon, taking the country's hospital death toll to 27,282.

Of the new deaths registered in the region, three took place on Wednesday and one on Thursday.

It comes after it was revealed that Hull is now more than a month behind London in terms of coronavirus infection rate.

The new findings come as new data shows a greater proportion of people in the city are still being affected by coronavirus, compared to most other places in the UK.

Since lockdown began to ease at the start of May, Hull's average case numbers have continued to fall.

But this is not at the same rate as the neighbouring East Riding, leaving the average number of infected people per 100,000 "trailing somewhat behind".

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That is according to University of Hull statistician Dr Michael A. Nolan who has been modelling the latest trends thanks to data supplied daily by the Department for Health.

The number of new infections, as well as the national death toll figures, will be released later on Friday.