A TOTAL of 10 Covid-19-related deaths have been reported by hospitals in the Bradford district today.

It marks a significant increase in the numbers of deaths which have been reported on a daily basis.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reported eight deaths. One patient died on October 9, two patients died on October 19, two on October 20, one on October 22 and two yesterday (October 23). 

Airedale reported two deaths - one on September 18 and another on October 22. 

According to figures released by NHS England, this means the total number of hospital deaths in the Bradford district now stands at 411, with 289 deaths reported by Bradford Teaching Hospitals, 120 by Airedale and two by the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust. 

Nationally, a total of 185 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died. This brings the total number of confirmed reported hospital deaths in England to 31,743.

Patients were aged between 32 and 98 years old. All except seven, who were aged between 66 and 90, had underlying health conditions. 

Dates of death range from April 6 to October 23, with the majority being on or after October 20.

The figures are updated at 2pm each day and include confirmed death cases reported at 4pm the previous day.

NHS England says: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification, death certificates and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure. This means that the totals reported at 4pm on each day may not include all deaths that occurred on that day or on recent prior days."

There was a total of 48 deaths reported in the Yorkshire and North East region, second to the North West which reported 74 deaths.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust reported four deaths, Leeds Teaching Hospitals reported 14, while Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust reported one death.