A 12 year old child was among 157 people recorded as having died with coronavirus in hospitals across England today.
The child, who had underlying health conditions, was the youngest of the victims in figures announced by NHS England, with the oldest patient aged 100.
Of those 157 victims, seven had no underlying health condition, and they were aged between 57 and 88.
The new deaths, all of patients who had tested positive for COVID-19, brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 25,545.
Of the deaths reported today, 23 occurred in the North West, while the North East & Yorkshire was the hardest hit region recording 36 deaths.
Of the 157 new deaths announced today (Saturday):
- 30 occurred on May 22
- 81 occurred on May 21
- 19 occurred on May 20
The figures also show 24 of the new deaths took place between May 1 and May 19, and the remaining three deaths took place in April with the earliest new death on April 22.
NHS England said 30 additional deaths, suspected to involve COVID-19, had been reported in patients who had not been tested positive for coronavirus.
The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 continues to have the highest number for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day, with a current total of 891.