More than a dozen new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Buckinghamshire Trust in the latest 24-hour period, official figures show.

NHS England's latest figures show 253 people had died in hospital at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust as of 5pm on Monday (January 18).

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That was an increase of 13 compared to Sunday, when there were 240.

It means there have been 43 deaths in the past week, up from 17 the previous week.

The victims were among 7,896 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.