The first coronavirus ​deaths in four days have been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust, the latest figures show.

NHS England figures show 145 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Sunday (November 22).

That was an increase of two compared to the 143 that had been recorded at the same point on Friday, and the first deaths in four days.

The victims were among 4,122 deaths recorded across the South East.


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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 latest period 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.