A total of 19 coronavirus patients being cared for by West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust have died during the coronavirus outbreak.

NHS England has confirmed two more deaths at the trust between Sunday (March 29) and Monday (March 30).

In its most recent update, NHS England announced nationally another 486 people have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

It brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 2,137.

NHS England said 20 of the patients - aged between 13 and 93 - had no known underlying health conditions.

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Across the UK, 2,352 people are confirmed to have died after testing positive for the virus.

In a statement, NHS England said: "A further 486 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 2,137.

"Patients were aged between 13 and 99 years old. 20 of the 486 patients (aged between 13 and 93 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."

The jump in coronavirus-related deaths in the UK from 1,789 to 2,352 is an increase of 563, the highest day-on-day rise since the outbreak began.

The total is 31 per cent higher than yesterday.

It took 17 days for the number in the UK to pass 200, and has taken a further 11 days to pass 2,000.

The number of people tested in the UK for coronavirus has passed 150,000. The total by 9am on April 1 was 152,979.

On average around 8,000 new people were tested a day in the seven days up to April 1. In the previous seven days the daily average was around 5,800.

The total number of confirmed cases in the UK stands at 29,474, as of 9am on April 1.

A week ago, on March 25, the total was 9,529.