Three patients at Northwick Park Hospital are among 32 more people to have died after testing positive for Covid-19.

The three patients were being cared for at the hospital in Harrow, which is run by the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust.

All 32 patients confirmed to have died were between 59 and 94-years-old and had underlying health conditions.

It brings the coronavirus death toll to 104 in the UK and 99 in England.

A statement from NHS England said: "A further 32 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 99.

"Patients were aged between 59 and 94 years old and had underlying health conditions.

"Their families have been informed."

One patient, a man in his 60s, at Northwick Park Hospital who contracted coronavirus died between March 13 and 14.

The number of confirmed cases in Harrow has shot up to 40 as of 9am today. 

At 9am on Tuesday, 15 cases had been confirmed.

Meanwhile, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson annouced today that schools in England are to shut following the coronavirus outbreak.

He said:"It is clear that schools are finding it difficult to continue running as normal.

"I want to provide parents, students and staff with the certainity they need.

"After schools shut their gates of Friday afternoon, they will remained closed until further notice."