THE York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone without a coronavirus-related death for a fifth day - and the York area has again had no fresh confirmed cases of the disease.

NHS England said this afternoon that the total number of deaths within the trust remains at 214, meaning the last death was recorded in last Saturday's figures.

The trust includes York Hospital and Scarborough Hospital.

Public Health England said there had again been a total of 463 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the City of York Council area. This is the same figure as was announced yesterday and there has only been one new case in the area in almost three weeks.

PHE said there had been 1,351 confirmed cases in the North Yorkshire County Council area today, up by one on yesterday, and 965 in the East Riding of Yorkshire Council area, an increase of two on yesterday.

Nationwide, a further 55 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,490.

The patients were aged between 49 and 98 years old and one patient, aged 70, had no known underlying health conditions.