No patients suffering with Covid-19 died at south Essex hospitals on Saturday, the latest figures show.

A total of 66 people have lost their lives in Southend and Basildon hospitals after contracting the virus.

At Basildon Hospital, 49 people with the virus have died, while 17 have lost their lives at Southend Hospital.

Elsewhere in Essex, 46 people have died at Princess Alexandra Hospital, in Harlow, while 15 have died at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

NHS England revealed a further 555 people with Covid-19 died over the past 24 hours across the country, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths at England’s hospitals to 4,494.

None of those were at south Essex hospitals.

Patients who lost their lives were aged between 33 years and 103 years old.

Of the total, 29 of the patients, aged between 35 and 95 years old, had no known underlying health condition.

The Government's latest figures state as of 9am on Sunday, 195,524 people have been tested for coronavirus, of which 47,806 were confirmed positive.