A FURTHER 11 Covid-19-related hospital deaths have been reported over the last four days in Bradford hospitals.

According to the latest NHS figures, nine further deaths were reported by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between January 11 and 14. Three further deaths were recorded from January 10, two deaths were recorded from January 11, two deaths were recorded from January 12, two were recorded from January 7 and a further death was recorded from both January 13 and 12.

Meanwhile, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust reported two further deaths over the same period. One was recorded from January 11 and a further one death was recorded on January 8.

The total number of reported hospital deaths in the Bradford district now stands at 1,094 - 788 at Bradford Teaching Hospitals; 304 at Airedale and two at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Nationally, a further 885 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 have died over the same four-day period. Their families have been informed.

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."