A further 18 coronavirus patients being cared for by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust have died, data released by the NHS shows.

The patients, who had all tested positive for Covid-19, died during the period between April 1 and April 8.

It takes the total number of confirmed deaths at the trust to 62.

Five of the 18 deaths happened on Tuesday, with three yesterday (Wednesday).

NHS England announced today that 765 people in England had died, taking the total number of reported deaths in England hospitals to 7,248.

Patients were aged between 24 and 103 years old. 43 of the 765 patients (aged between 33 and 99 years old) had no known underlying health condition.