Four new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Frimley Health Trust in the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 311 people had died in hospital at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (May 12).

That was an increase of four compared to Monday, when there were 307.

A week ago, there had been 294 deaths recorded.

The victims were among 2,746 deaths recorded across the South East.


The location of every Covid-19 death in Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead revealed 

Details emerge about additional police numbers as TVP launch recruitment drive

Of 26 trusts within the region, Frimley Health trust has the 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.

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 23,953 on Tuesday, up from 23,709 on Monday.

Separate figures from the Department of Health and Social Care show 226,463 people had tested positive for Covid-19 across the UK as of 9am on Tuesday, up from 223,060.