NO NEW coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Hampshire’s hospitals, despite the nationwide death toll increasing by 20 per cent.

A further 637 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died from the virus.

The youngest of those patients was just five years old.

It brings the total number of confirmed deaths reported in English hospitals to 3,939.

Of the 637 additional deaths, 41 were recorded in the south east.

However a breakdown by NHS Trust reveals that none were recorded by Hampshire Hospitals – the Trust that covers Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester.

Nine deaths were recorded at Portsmouth Hospital and one at the University of Southampton Hospital, however these hospitals do not fall under the Hampshire Hospitals banner.

Elsewhere in the county, nine deaths were recorded at Frimley and East Kent Hospital, plus six at Oxford University Hospital and four at Western Sussex Hospital. The Isle of Wight, Buckinghamshire and Dartford and Gravesham also recorded one death each.

It means the overall number of deaths at Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals remains at 26.

Of the 637 national victims, patients were aged between five and 104 years old.

Forty patients, aged between 48 and 93 years old, had no underlying health condition.