NHS England announces another 38 coronavirus deaths

NHS England has announced the deaths of another 38 hospital patients who tested positive for Covid-19.

The increase in confirmed coronavirus deaths since yesterday brings the death toll in England during the pandemic to 29,051.

The figure does not include care home deaths or those in any other setting.

NHS England has released the latest death toll for the number of hospital patients to have died after testing positive for Covid-19

Of the 38 latest fatalities, the patients were aged between 40 and 98 years old and all but three had known underlying health conditions.

Lockdown measures were eased last week, allowing pubs to reopen.