The number of coronavirus patients to die at Lancashire hospitals has risen by 14, according to new hospital figures.

The latest NHS England data shows there were a further seven deaths at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, four deaths at University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and three deaths at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

It brings Lancashire's hospital death toll since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic to 1,222.

It also comes as the UK recorded its highest Monday coronavirus hospital death toll rise in four months.

Four patients died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on October 23 and one person also died on each of October 11, October 24 and October 25.

The seven new deaths is the most recorded at any English hospital trust today.

University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust recorded four deaths all on October 24.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages hospitals in Preston and Chorley, recorded two deaths on October 24 and one death on October 25.

Each day the NHS in England publishes the number of deaths recorded by each hospital trust in the last 24-hour period.

These are deaths where the person had tested positive for the virus or where COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

NHS England's daily figures sometimes include previously uncounted deaths that took place several days - or even weeks ago.

They do not include deaths in care homes or community settings.

Total coronavirus deaths across Lancashire's five NHS hospital trusts as of Monday, October 26:

The number of coronavirus patients to die in UK hospitals has risen by 103, health authorities have announced.

The latest figure includes 91 victims in England, including 29 in the North West.

NHS England said: "A further 91 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 31,910.

"Patients were aged between 44 and 95 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

"Date of death ranges from 24 September to 25 October 2020, with the majority being on or after 23 October. Their families have been informed."

There were also six deaths in Wales, five in Northern Ireland and one in Scotland.

The North West recorded the highest number of deaths in England, with 29, followed by the North East and Yorkshire, which saw 24.

A week ago there were 84 confirmed hospital fatalities - the highest figure on a Monday since early June.

By comparison, the tolls announced on recent Mondays were 43 on October 12, 10 on October 5, 10 on September 28 and 12 on September 21.

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