THERE have been no more coronavirus related deaths in East Lancashire Hospitals latest figures show.

It comes after yesterday, the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, which operates Royal Blackburn Hospital and Burnley General Hospitals, had registered an additional eight deaths.

The NHS England statistics showed that there had been two deaths on February 19, two on Feburary 20, two on February 21 and another two on February 22.

The latest statistics mean that the total remains the same as 982 people had passed away at the trust after being diagnosed with the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Elsewhere, it was a similar situation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals with no more deaths as their total number of deaths stays at 664.

Meanwhile nationally a further 254 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 82,410

Patients were aged between 26 and 99 years old. All except 13 (aged 57 to 94 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

There were 47 coronavirus deaths in the North West which made it the second highest region behind the Midlands with 63.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows: