THREE further Covid-19-related hospital deaths have been reported today in Bradford – almost a quarter of England’s rate.

According to the latest NHS figures, all three further deaths were reported by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There was one death on each of the following dates: May 9, 8 and 7. No further deaths were reported by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

It means the total number of reported hospital deaths in the Bradford district now stands at 889 - 627 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 260 at Airedale and two at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Nationally, a further 11 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 87,061.

Their families have been informed.

The figures are updated at 2pm each day and include confirmed death cases reported at 4pm the previous day.

NHS England says: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification, death certificates and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure.

"This means that the totals reported at 4pm on each day may not include all deaths that occurred on that day or on recent prior days."