Another death linked to coronavirus has been recorded in Southend. 

It takes the total number of residents to have died 28 days after contracting the virus to 600. 

The newly recorded fatality was announced via the Government's coronavirus dashboard today. 

No details on which setting the death occurred in is available. 

Southend is in the country's top 25 areas for highest Covid deaths based on its population. 

It has a death rate per 100,000 people of 327.6. 

The UK recorded another 91 Covid deaths today (Wednesday, July 28), down from the 131 announced yesterday - a figure that was a four-month high. 

Responding to the latest data on new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: “Rates are still high and the pandemic is not over yet, today we have recorded the highest number of deaths since March.

“This is in part due to the high number of cases recorded in recent weeks. We know deaths follow when there are a high number of cases and data today highlights we are still in the third wave.

“We can all help. Meeting outside is safer than inside, get two doses of the vaccine as soon as you can and isolate if you are told to by NHS Test & Trace.

"If you show symptoms, stay home and get a PCR test. Limiting your contacts is the best way to stop the virus spreading.”

Coronavirus cases have fallen in south Essex in the past week, with both Basidlon and Southend now recording under 1,000 infections a week.