AIREDALE General Hospital has confirmed a fifth patient has died in its care from coronavirus.

NHS England has just published its daily report which shows the biggest leap yet in the number of deaths in the country.

The statement says: "A further 367 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 1,651.

"Patients were aged between 19 and 98 years old and all but 28 patients (aged between 19 and 91 years old) had underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

The patient at Airedale died on March 29. No further details have been given at this stage.