AGAIN, there were no new Covid-19-related deaths reported today in Bradford district hospitals.

This means the number of deaths in the district's hospitals due to the disease remains, for a third day in a row, at 885 - 623 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 260 at Airedale and two at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Nationally, a further three fatalities were reported taking the total number in the country's hospitals to 86,964.

These were recorded at the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, the Sandwell and west Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust and the Liverpool Univeristy Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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."