MORE than 140 people who test positive for coronavirus have now died in the care of hospitals in Hampshire.
According to figures from NHS England, the virus has now killed 148 people in Hampshire, an increase of 18 in the last 24 hours.
The Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Southampton General Hospital, has registered 30 deaths.
The most recent deaths at the hospital were on April 3, when three people died in their care.
The Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the Queen Alexandra Hospital Cosham, killed 77 people – an increase from seven in one day.
A total of 41 deaths have been recorded at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, the Andover War Memorial Hospital, the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Alton Community Hospital – compared to 34 the Eve.
This comes as the latest figures from Monday showed that 921 people tested positive for coronavirus in Hampshire.
This includes 149 confirmed cases of viruses that have been registered in Southampton.
In the UK, 5,273 people died after being tested positive for the coronavirus.