NO more deaths of patients with coronavirus have been reported at either York Hospital or Scarborough Hospital - and just six new cases have been confirmed in the whole of York and North Yorkshire.

The total number of Covid-19 related fatalities at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust remains at 196.

The number of patient deaths has been falling over the past week, following a national pattern which continued today as NHS England said a further 121 people who tested positive for the coronavirus had died.

This brought the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,387.

The NHS said the patients were aged between 41 and 98, and three of them, aged between 50 and 91, had no known underlying health condition.

Latest figures from Public Health England showed three more cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in the City of York Council area, taking the total so far to 447, and three more had also been confirmed in the North Yorkshire County Council area, taking the total there to 1,265.

In the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, there had been 13 new cases, taking the total number to 870.

The latest statistics come days after a report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change said York was one of 14 parts of the country where the spread of coronavirus was accelerating and lockdown restrictions should be increased.