SHROPSHIRE has recorded another death from the coronavirus as 46 people died in England on Monday.

Figures released by NHS England on Monday afternoon showed that more than 300 people have now died from the illness, Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) included in the figures.

The victims all had underlying health conditions, and it is not known where in Shropshire the person was from, and their families have been informed.

NHS England said: "A further 46 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 303.

"Patients were aged between 47 and 105 years old and all had underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed."

Dr Arne Rose, medical director at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “Sadly, we can confirm that a man who was being cared for at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

“The patient, who died on Saturday, March 21, was in his 40s and had underlying health conditions.

“His family has been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”

It means there are two confirmed deaths by SaTh and one further victim, believed to be from a Shrewsbury-based care home.

Figures from other countries within the UK have not yet been updated.