However, experts believe our city’s real figure could be in the thousands as the government has only been testing the most severe patients.
Data released by NHS England showed the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Bristol hospitals had risen by one on April 28, bringing the city’s total to 148.
Across the UK, 26,097 coronavirus patients had died in hospitals, care homes and the wider community. This means we now have the second highest death toll in Europe, beaten only by Italy which has recorded 27, 682.
Health officials say Britain has now reached the peak of its epidemic. Daily hospital death totals are trending downwards, but it is feared that deaths in care and nursing homes will continue to rise.
The news comes on the same day Boris Johnson’s baby boy was born at a hospital in London. The Prime minster has reportedly delayed his paternity leave while he works through the pandemic.