By Eric White
TEN more patients have sadly died with coronavirus at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital in the last 24 hours.
The latest figures released today (Saturday 18 April) by NHS England show a total of 179 patients have died with the virus at the hospital.
This means the hospital is the worst hit in Essex by the virus and one of the worst in the whole of the East of England.
The number of people who have died in hospitals in and around the county is now sadly 907.
The latest figures show that another 28 people have sadly died with the virus over the past 24 hours.
Figures as of today show that 15,464 people have died in hospitals across England.
Please note figures only take into account coronavirus-related hospital deaths and do not take into other parts of the community such as care home.
Figures for official deaths from coronavirus in care homes are yet to be released.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected by the coronavirus.