Thee more coronavirus deaths have been recorded across four Lancashire hospital trusts, according to today's NHS figures.

Two patients died at Southport and Ormskirk. One died on May 28 and one died on June 4.

One patient died at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay on June 5. The trust runs Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital.

No deaths were recorded at Lancashire, East Lancashire or Blackpool hospitals.

It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 901.

The figures which are released each day often include previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated. 

The tragic figure includes 75 deaths in England, with 17 of those in the North West.

Yesterday saw the the UK's coronavirus death toll in hospitals rise by 141 to 31,610, according to statistics the Department of Health.

The UK currently has the second highest Covid-19 death toll in the world after the US with over 50,000 people dying from confirmed or suspected cases of the disease in all settings.

On June 6, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancshire hospitals currently stand at:

Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 191

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -  215

University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust - 164

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust -  190

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust - 141

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