THE TOTAL number of coronavirus deaths across Hampshire now stands at 553.

Statistics released by the NHS show that the death toll across the county is 553.

The figures cover University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), Solent NHS Trust, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

At UHS, the total number of patients who have died after testing positive for coronavirus is 170.

While at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust there have been 151 deaths.

At Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 213 have died due to coronavirus.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 17 patient deaths.

Meanwhile, Solent NHS Trust which runs mental health and community services and community hospitals in Southampton and Portsmouth has reported two Covid-19 deaths.