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

It comes as England today (Friday) edges closer to 21,000 coronavirus-related deaths in hospitals.

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

One new death was recorded at Portsmouth Hospital while two were recorded at University Hospital Southampton and none at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

A further 352 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 20,483.

Patients were aged between 30 and 103 years old. 18 of the 352 patients (aged between 43 and 98 years old) had no known underlying health condition.