AIREDALE hospital has announced two further patients have died after testing positive for coronavirus.

It brings the total of Covid-19-related deaths at the hospital to 136.

The patients died on November 11 and November 12.

A statement from NHS England says that in the past 24 hours a further 246 people who tested positive for the virus have died bringing the number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 35,886.

Patients were aged between 26 and 100 and all except five, aged between 69 and 89, had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.