A further 828 patients with Covid-19 in the England have died in the update issued today by NHS England.

In its latest update, NHS England has confirmed that four of these deaths between last Friday (April 3) and Sunday (April 5) were cared at the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, taking the total death toll at the trust to 44.

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The London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust which runs Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow and Ealing Hospital have a further recorded twenty-six deaths, taking the total toll to 209 and making it the trust with the second highest recorded deaths in England.

These deaths were recorded between March 29 until yesterday (April 7)

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the last 24 hours may actually have taken place days earlier.

Across England a further 828 people have died, taking the number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 6,483.

The patients were aged between 22 years and 103 years old.

Some 46 patients had no known underlying health conditions.

NHS England said in a statement: "A further 828 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 6,483.

"Patients were aged between 22 and 103 years old. 46 of the 828 patients (aged between 35 and 96 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."

Chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, and the chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, had both made it clear that it was too early to say when the coronavirus pandemic would reach its peak and it would be safe to ease the restrictions.

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A spokesperson from Downing Street said: "Our focus for now needs to be relentlessly upon stopping the transmission of this disease while building capacity in the NHS. That is how we will save lives.

"We need to keep delivering a very clear message to the public that while this is difficult we need to stick with it.

"We are at a critical time in our fight against coronavirus and they need to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives."