A further seven people have died across Greater Manchester’s hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.

On Tuesday August 4, a further coronavirus death was recorded at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

But updated figures published by NHS England today show that in total seven more people have died in the region’s hospitals since the last tally yesterday.

The biggest rise was at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, where three more deaths were recorded.

Tameside Hospital is part of Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

A further two deaths were recorded at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and one more each at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths across the region’s hospital trusts to 2,149.

Nationally, 13 new deaths of people with coronavirus in hospitals have been announced - with nine in the north west region.

All patients were aged between 52 and 92 years old and all had known underlying health conditions, NHS England said.

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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 often 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.

The total number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in Greater Manchester, as of Wednesday, August 5 stands at:

The total number of confirmed reported coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England is currently 29,371.

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 in England.

Since Tuesday April 28, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no COVID-19 positive test result, but where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process.

This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on April 24 and subsequently.

This means the NHS England and NHS Improvement data collection provides information on all COVID related (suspected and confirmed) deaths in England hospitals.

Today, three deaths have been reported with no positive COVID-19 test result.