Another 10 patients have died in south Essex after contracting Covid-19.

Today's figures of announced deaths released by NHS England show there have been another four deaths recorded at the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and six more at Southend Hospital.

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One of the newly recorded deaths at Basildon and Thurrock occurred on Friday and the other three on Wednesday.

It takes the overall total at the trust to 239.

The six deaths at Southend meanwhile occurred throughout the last week, with one on Friday, one on Tuesday, one on Monday, two last Sunday and another on Friday, April 24.

The total at the hospital is now 153.

There have been another 25 Covid-19 deaths announced in Essex hospitals in today's figures.

There has been eight more recorded at the East Suffolk and North Essex trust taking its total 257. The trust runs Colchester and Ipswich hospitals.

Another six deaths have been announced at Broomfield Hospital taking the total to 153.

The total at the Princess Alexandra in Harlow is now 191 after another death was recorded there.

No other Covid-19 deaths have been announced at any of the other Essex hospitals included in the figures.