A FURTHER two people have died in Lancashire’s hospitals following a coronavirus diagnosis, the latest figures have shown.

The two deaths, which happened in different trusts, were announced to NHS England on Wednesday afternoon.

One of the deaths took place within facilities operated by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, while the other occurred in a hospital operated by the Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

On Tuesday, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals announced a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 had died – the first there in over a month.

A further two patients died within facilities operated by the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust last week - after more than two weeks without a death in Blackburn and Burnley's hospitals.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: 205 deaths

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 250 deaths

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 240 deaths

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust: 151 deaths

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust: 170 deaths