A further seven people have died in Hampshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

It comes as England today (Wednesday) nears 20,000 coronavirus-related deaths in hospitals.

Figures released by NHS England today show that amongst the new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, four were at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals.

No new deaths were recorded at Portsmouth Hospital while three were recorded at University Hospital Southampton and none at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

A further 445 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died across all hospitals in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths to 19,746.

Patients were aged between 14 and 101 years old. 27 of the 445 patients (aged between 14 and 94 years old) had no known underlying health condition.