THE first coronavirus deaths in four days have been recorded at Royal Berkshire Trust, the latest figures show.

NHS England figures show 204 people had died in hospital at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Monday (October 12).

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That was an increase of two compared to the 202 that had been recorded at the same point on Sunday, and the first death in four days.

The victims were among 3,630 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.

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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.

Breakdown of coronavirus cases in Berkshire:

Bracknell Forest - 617

Reading - 1,148

Slough - 1,231

West Berkshire - 741

Windsor and Maidenhead - 941

Wokingham - 910