ANOTHER 157 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 now stands at 25,534.

The patients were aged between 12 and 100-years-old.

Seven of the 157 patients - aged between 57 and 88 - had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

Out of the 157 deaths, 22 occurred in hospitals in the south east.