THE NHS has confirmed another death due to coronavirus in a hospital in Somerset.

The person died in the Taunton area in the latest 24-hour period up to 5pm yesterday (Thursday).

The patient was the 58th peson to die from Covid-19 in hospital in the area covered by the county council.

The county's death toll is comprised of 36 people in the care of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which was established through the merger of Somerset Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton; 19 in hospital in Yeovil; and three at Weston General Hospital.