POOLE Hospital has recorded its first Covid-19 death in almost two months.

Statistics released by the NHS England show that death was reported at the hospital on Monday October 12.

This death is the first to be reported at the Poole Hospital since July 30

NHS England figures show 50 people had died in hospital at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday.

A further 80 people across the nation, who tested positive for the Covid-19, have died. This bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 30,743.

Patients were aged between 40 and 99 years old. All except three had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from Monday August 17 to Wednesday October 14, 2020, with the majority being on or after Friday October 9.

Their families have been informed.

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.