Nine more people being treated at Royal Bolton Hospital have died from coronavirus.

NHS England confirmed that as of 5pm on Sunday, April 5, a total of 27 people have now died in the borough after contracting the virus.

Some of these patients were tested post-mortem.

The rise comes after five deaths were announced yesterday.

Today's data announced two new deaths from Friday, bringing the day's total to six, with three deaths on Saturday, and four yesterday.

However, the number may be greater as deaths are only added to the statistics after a post mortem confirms the diagnosis.

These figures do not include deaths which may have occurred outside hospitals, such as in care homes.

A total of 4,897 people in England have now died after testing positive for the virus.

Of the 403 new deaths, all patients were aged between 35 and 106, and 15 of them had no known underlying health condition.

Last night, Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for testing on the advice of his doctor.

The Prime Minister tested positive for coronavirus 11 days ago, and has been displaying persistent symptoms since.

He remains under observation at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

In a tweet he said that he was in "good spirits" after being taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor to undergo some "routine tests".

"Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I'm still experiencing coronavirus symptoms," he said.

"I'm in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe."

Earlier Mr Johnson's official spokesman said he continued to lead the Government after spending a "comfortable" night.