Six new coronavirus deaths were recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust over the weekend.

NHS England figures show 240 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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That was an increase of six compared to Friday, when there were 234.

It means there have been 31 deaths in the past week, up from 18 the previous week.

Bucks Free Press:

The victims were among 7,720 deaths recorded across the South East.

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

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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.