More than 1,000 people died after being tested for coronavirus in hospitals in east London.
A total of 1,003 people have died at the Barts Health NHS Trust or Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) since the start of the pandemic.
The Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs the Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone and four other hospitals, has had the most deaths from the virus among all London trusts.
He said a new death occurred on May 16 today after confirmation of the test results.
BHRUT, which manages King George Hospital in Ilford and Queen’s Hospital in Romford, has not announced any new deaths today.
According to Public Health England, there were only 121 new deaths from coronavirus in the UK yesterday.
On the same day, an additional 1,625 people tested positive for the virus.
Since the start of the pandemic, nearly 37,000 British residents have died.
To date, more than 32,000 people have died in England since the start of the pandemic.
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