A PATIENT suffering from coronavirus has become the first to die of the illness in the Bradford district.

The patient died at Airedale General Hospital on March 26.

Latest statistics from NHS England state there have been a further 260 deaths across the UK, 246 of these in England, bringing the total number to 1,019 in the UK and 935 in England.

Of the latest numbers, seven people were from Yorkshire. The data states three death were people from Leeds, two from Barnsley, one patient with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and one patient under the care of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

All had died after testing positive for COVID-19.

A statement from NHS England read: "Patients were aged between 33 and 100 years old and all but 13 patients (aged between 63 and 99 years old) had underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed."

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bradford district now number 37.