ANOTHER 147 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in the past 24 hours.

NHS England said the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England is currently 25,691.

  • No deaths in Dorset hospitals for 12 days

The patients were aged between 43 and 98-years-old. Five of the 147 patients - aged between 46 and 84 - had no known underlying health condition.

An NHS England spokesperson said: “Their families have been informed.”

Of the 147 deaths, 10 occurred in hospitals in the south east of England.