THERE have been another four coronavirus-related deaths reported by hospitals in the Bradford district today, according to the latest figures from NHS England.

Three of the deaths were reported by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with one of those deaths reported to have happened on New Year's Day and two of them reported to have happened yesterday.

One death was reported by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, and was reported to have taken place on 1 January.

It means the total number of COVID-19-related hospital deaths in the Bradford district, according to NHS England, now stands at 650 - 462 of those have been reported by Bradford Teaching Hospitals, 186 by Airedale and two by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Nationally, a further 386 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 51,437, according to NHS England.

The patients were aged between 30 and 107-years-old. All except 18 of them, who were aged between 59 and 95-years-old, had known underlying health conditions.

The majority of those patients (79) died at hospitals in the Midlands, followed by hospitals in the South East (74), London (72), the East of England (49), the North East & Yorkshire (48), the North West (45) and the South West (19).

The majority of deaths in the North East & Yorkshire (nine) were reported by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, with The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust reporting the second-highest number of deaths in the region, with six. 

The families of all patients have been informed.