A FURTHER 61 people have died in hospitals in England after testing positive for coronavirus.

The latest figure includes a coronavirus-related death recorded by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which has sites in Winchester, Basingstoke and Andover.

Since the start of the pandemic the trust has seen 165 Covid-related deaths.

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Since the beginning of the epidemic they have seen 17, 201 and 237 coronavirus deaths respectively.

A total of 620 people with Covid-19 have now died in hospitals across Hampshire.