SIXTEEN deaths have been recorded across Hampshire in the last 24 hours.

Figures published by NHS England at 2pm today (January 8) have revealed that a further 16 coronavirus patients have died in 24 hours.

This brings the county's overall total up to 1,027 deaths since the start of the pandemic in March.

Seven further deaths were recorded at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in the last 24 hours, bringing the Trust's total up to 473.

At Hampshire Hospitals Trust, seven deaths were recorded in 24 hours, bringing the total number up to 260 deaths.

One death recorded at University Hospital Southampton, bringing the Trust's total up to 264.

Another death was recorded at Southern Health Trust, making the total number of deaths 26.

No further deaths have been recorded at Solent NHS Trust, staying at four.