TWO new deaths involving coronavirus at the Royal Bolton Hospital have been announced in figures published by NHS England this afternoon.

The total of 214 people have now been registered as dying at the hospital with the illness since the pandemic began.

No one is listed as having died this weekend, but the statistics may not be accurate due to delays in reporting deaths.

There have now been 1018 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Bolton- an average of 356.7 per 100,000 people.

NHS England has announced 108 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 26,722.

The body releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed and for data from the tests to be validated.

The figures published on Monday by NHS England show April 8 continues to have the highest number for the most hospital deaths on a single day, with a current total of 895.