THE CORONAVIRUS death toll in Bradford has hit the 50 mark after a daily rise of seven.

Public Health England announced today that five hospital patients who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus had died at Airedale General Hospital.

There were two reported deaths at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI).

The deaths at Airedale were spread out across three days - one on Monday, April 6, and two each on Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8.

The two deaths at BRI both happened yesterday.

It means the total death toll in the Bradford district has reached the 50 mark - 27 at BRI and 23 at Airedale.

There were 92 reported deaths in total for the North East and Yorkshire.

Today's update also revealed that 765 further people who tested positive for coronavirus across England have died.

This brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 7,248.

Patients were aged between 24 and 103-years-old. 

The majority had underlying health conditions, but 43 of the 765 patients (aged between 33 and 99-years-old) had no known conditions.

Their families have been informed.