Two new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust over the weekend, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 117 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Sunday (May 31).

That was an increase of two compared to Friday, when there were 115.

A week ago, there had been 113 deaths recorded.

The victims were among 3,098 deaths recorded across the South East.

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


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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 26,723 on Sunday, up from 26,530 on Friday.

Separate figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show 274,762 people had tested positive for Covid-19 across the UK as of 9am on Sunday, up from 271,222.