TWO more patients with coronavirus have died at hospitals run by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The fatalities take the total number of Covid-19 related deaths so far at York Hospital and Scarborough Hospital to 195.

The trust said one of the patients died at York, taking the total number of deaths there to 117, and the other died at Scarborough Hospital, raising the total there to 78.

Nationwide, a further 166 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,079.

NHS England said the patients were aged between 33 and 99, and five of them, aged between 54 and 70, had no known underlying health condition.

For the week ending May 17, 409 patients, who had been diagnosed with Covid-19, had been discharged.