One new coronavirus death has been recorded at University Hospital Southampton Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 212 people had died in hospital at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday (October 28).

That was an increase of one compared to Tuesday, when there were 211.

It means there have been 10 deaths in the past week, up from two the previous week.

It comes as figures show 49 more people were diagnosed with coronavirus in Southampton in the past 24 hours.

Public Health England figures show that 1,999 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday (October 29) in Southampton, up from 1,950 the same time on Wednesday.

The deaths were among 3,717 deaths recorded across the South East.

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.