A further 16 coronavirus patients have died at Mid Essex Hospitals Trust.

The latest NHS England figures from today show there have been a total of 280 Covid-19 related deaths at the Mid Essex Hospitals Trust, which runs Broomfield Hospital, St Peter's Hospital and Braintree Community Hospital.

Another 12 deaths have also been announced at the East Suffolk and North Essex Trust and 11 at the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust and one more at Southend University Hospitals Trust.

Across England a further 582 patients have died inside the country's hospitals.