ANOTHER 181 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in the past 24 hours, NHS England has said.

The total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England stands at 24,527.

The patients were aged between 39 and 98 years old.

Seven of the 181 patients - aged between 43 and 67-years-old - had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

Seven out of the 181 deaths were recorded in hospitals in the south west of England.