NO more patients across north Essex have died due to coronavirus, latest figures have revealed.

A statement from NHS England said a further 157 people who tested positive for the Covid-19 have died in hospitals in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,534.

Patients whose deaths were announced today were aged between 12 and 100-years-old.

Seven of the 157 patients, who were aged between 57 and 88,had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

There were 17 deaths recorded in total across the East of England.

The number of confirmed cases of Coivid-19 in Essex is 3,133.