No new deaths at Royal Bolton Hospital have been linked to coronavirus.

Figures released by NHS England this afternoon showed no patients at the borough's hospital had died after contracting covid-19.

This is the second day where no new deaths were confirmed, with one death at the hospital connected to coronavirus on Friday.

The increase, which was published in Saturday's figures, came after more than three weeks without a coronavirus death at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Before Friday, the last death related to the virus took place on June 10.

Nationally, 28,904 people have now died after testing positive for covid-19, with 222 of these deaths taking place in the borough's hospital.

Overall, 1,802 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Bolton, with over 285,000 people testing positive across the country.

In the north west, just five patients were admitted to hospital with the virus on Friday, the lowest daily total for coronavirus admissions since mid-March.

At the peak of the outbreak, daily covid-19 hospital admissions in England reached 3,099 on March 31.

On April 12, 17,172 people were in hospital fighting the illness, with just 1,923 patients in hospitals across the country as of yesterday.