Weekly coronavirus deaths at hospitals in mid and south Essex have increased by 11, latest figures show. 

NHS England has revealed there has been 70 deaths linked to Covid-19 at the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust in the last seven days. 

That's up from 59 the week before. 

Today's figures show there has been another 14 combined fatalities recorded at Southend, Basildon and Broomfield hospitals. 

It takes the overall death toll to 2,241.

The 14 deaths announced today happened between January 11 and February 19. 

The victims are among 9,893 which have now been recorded across the East of England throughout the whole of the pandemic.

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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 latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.