One new coronavirus death has been recorded at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust in the past 24 hours, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 205 people had died in hospital at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday (August 5).

That was an increase of one compared to Tuesday, when there were 204.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week - after two weeks with no fatalities.

The victims were among 4,847 deaths recorded across the North West, which is the third-worst affected of England's seven NHS regions after London and the midlands.

Of 28 trusts within the region, East Lancashire Hospitals trust has the 14th-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 last 24 hours 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.