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

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

The data confirmed 26 deaths in hospitals across England, although this number is likely to rise due to a delay in reporting coronavirus-related deaths that occur over a weekend.

A total of 226 people have now died at the borough's hospital, with just under 56,000 deaths across the country linked to covid-19.

Overall, 1,867 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Bolton, with over 290,000 people testing positive across the country.

The news came as the Office for National Statistics released new data which showed weekly registered deaths involving coronavirus had fallen to the lowest level since lockdown measures were introduced.

The Bolton News:

Only 532 deaths registered in the week ending July 3, 5.8 per cent of the total, mentioned covid-19, down from 606, 6.7 per cent, the week before.

This puts the data at the lowest point since lockdown measures were introduced on March 23, when 539 deaths involving coronavirus were registered.