One new coronavirus death has been recorded at Royal Berkshire Trust in the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 170 people had died in hospital at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (May 19).

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That was an increase of one compared to Monday, when there were 169.

A week ago, there had been 161 deaths recorded.

The victims were among 2,906 deaths recorded across the South East.

Of 25 trusts within the region, Royal Berkshire trust has the sixth-highest death toll.

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

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the last 24 hours may actually have taken place days earlier.

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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.

Across England, the death toll hit 25,080 on Tuesday, up from 24,913 on Monday.

Separate figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show 248,818 people had tested positive for Covid-19 across the UK as of 9am on Tuesday, up from 246,406.