One new coronavirus death has been recorded at Bolton Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 239 people had died in hospital at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Monday since the covid-19 outbreak.

That was an increase of one compared to Sunday, when there were 238.

It means there have been four deaths in the past week, up from two the previous week

The victims were among 5,044 deaths recorded across the North West, which is the third-worst affected of England's seven NHS regions after London and the midlands.

Of 189 trusts in England,Bolton trust has the 48th-highest death toll.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.