A TOTAL of 599 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Hampshire.

During the last three days, one more patient has died in Hampshire bringing the total number of deaths up to 599.

The figures released by the NHS today cover University of Southampton NHS Trust, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Solent NHS Trust and Southern Heath NHS Foundation Trust.

University of Southampton NHS Trust has seen 192 deaths in total, a rise of one death in three days.

While the number of those who have died at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has remained at 229 deaths.

A total of 159 people who had the virus have died at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with no rise in deaths for three days.

Solent NHS Trust has had two recorded deaths and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has had 17, both of which have had no rise in deaths