No new deaths from coronavirus have been recorded at the Buckinghamshire Trust over the past 24 hours, latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 111 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Thursday (May 21) – the same number as on Wednesday.

A week ago, there had been 105 deaths recorded.

The victims were among 2,945 deaths recorded across the South East.


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Of 25 trusts within the region, Buckinghamshire Healthcare trust has the 13th-highest death toll.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the last 24 hours may actually have taken place days earlier.

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

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.

Across England, the death toll hit 25,388 on Thursday, up from 25,267 on Wednesday.

Separate figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show 250,908 people had tested positive for Covid-19 across the UK as of 9am on Thursday, up from 248,293.