A FURTHER 14 people have died in Lancashire’s hospitals after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The latest deaths, announced by Public Health England on Monday, come after 19 deaths were reported over the weekend.

Of the new deaths, seven were recorded from within facilities operated by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, where one person died on October 11, seven on October 23 and one each on October 24 and 25.

A further four deaths were reported by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – all on October 24.

The remaining two deaths took place within facilities operate by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which includes Chorley General. One death occurred on October 24 with the other on October 25.

A further 91 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals across England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 31,910.

Patients were aged between 44 and 95. All had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between September 24 and October 25, with the majority being on or after October 23.