AIREDALE Hospital has recorded a total of 87 deaths so far of patients in its care who tested positive for coronavirus.

The deaths bring the current total in the Bradford district to 249 after 160 were recorded at Bradford Royal Infirmary and two at Bradford District Care Trust.

A statement from NHS England said: "A further 209 people, who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 23,358.

"Patients were aged between 40 and 99 years old and 12 of the 209 patients (aged between 55 and 97 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."