SEVEN more people have died from the coronavirus in south Essex.

In total there have been a further 17 deaths due to coronavirus at hospitals in Essex. 

Six were at Basildon and Thurrock Trust, one at Southend and eight at the Princess Alexandra in Harlow. 

This means a total of seven people have died from the virus in Southend and 20 in Basildon.

A total of 2,352 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK as of 5pm on Tuesday, the Department of Health said.

This is up by 563 from 1,789 the day before.