SIX more patients who tested positive for coronavirus at Airedale Hospital have died.

The patients died on November 17, 18 and 19.

The deaths bring the total number of people who have died while being treated for Covid-19 at the hospital to 148 as the region saw a spike in fatalities recently. Other regions had seen a drop in figures.

A spokesman for NHS England said in the past 24 hours a further 326 people who tested positive for the virus had died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 37,796.

Patients were aged between 29 and 100 and all except six, aged 50 to 82, had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region in the past 24 hours are as follows:

East of England - 19

London - 25

Midlands - 73

North East & Yorkshire - 101

North West - 59

South East - 29

South West - 20