ANOTHER 147 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died in the past 24 hours.

NHS England said the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England is currently 25,691.

The patients were aged between 43 and 98-years-old. Five of the 147 patients - aged between 46 and 84 - had no known underlying health condition.

An NHS England spokesperson said: “Their families have been informed.”

Of the 147 deaths, two occurred in hospitals in the south west of England.