A further eight people being treated at Royal Bolton Hospital have died from coronavirus.

Figures released by NHS England confirm that 35 people have now died in the borough after contracting the virus.

The rise comes after nine deaths were announced yesterday.

Today's data, correct as of 5pm on Monday, April 6, announced one new death from Saturday, bringing the day's total to four, with five new deaths on Sunday, taking the total to nine, and two from yesterday.

The number may rise 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 5,655 people in England have now died after testing positive for the virus.

Of the 758 new deaths, all patients were aged between 23 and 102, and 29 of them had no known underlying health condition.

The youngest patient with no known health conditions was just 23.

Last night, Boris Johnson was taken to the intensive care unit after being admitted to hospital on Sunday.

The Prime Minister is "stable" after a worsening of his coronavirus symptoms, Downing Street has said.

His official spokesman said he had been receiving "standard oxygen treatment" but had not required any other assistance in breathing.

The move was a "precautionary step" in case he needed to be put on a ventilator.

His spokesman said: "The Prime Minister has been stable overnight and remains in good spirits.

"He is receiving standard oxygen treatment and breathing without any other assistance.

"He has not required mechanical ventilation or non-invasive respiratory support."