The first coronavirus death in ​over three weeks has been recorded at University Hospital Southampton Trust, the latest figures show.

In total, NHS England figures show 199 people had died in the trust's hospitals as of 5pm on Tuesday.

That was an increase of one compared to the 198 that had been recorded at the same point on Monday, and the first death in 26 days.

The trust operates six facilities: Southampton General Hospital, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton Children's Hospital, Royal South Hants, New Forest Birth Centre, and Lymington New Forest Hospital.

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The victims were among 3,573 deaths recorded across the South East.

Of 25 trusts within the region, University Hospital Southampton trust has the sixth-highest death toll.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.