There have been 38 further announced deaths of Covid-19 patients around north west and west London.

NHS England has confirmed an additional 38 deaths of patients with Covid-19 who were being treated at the London North West University Healthcare NHS trust.

Notably the increase of deaths at the trust did not take place in a 24-hour period, and instead ranges as far back as March 18 and up to yesterday (March 30).

The trust runs a series of hospitals including Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, Ealing Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital – but it is not clear which hospitals these deaths took place in.

But staff at Northwick Park Hospital have told the Harrow Times they are "overwhelmed" with the influx of patients.

According to the numbers released, the most deaths at the trust took place on Sunday (March 29) with eleven deaths.

This came with news of total of 367 further deaths across England.

NHS England said the patients across England were aged between 19 and 98, and all but 28 patients – aged between 19 and 91 – had underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.

This brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 1,651 and the total deaths in UK to 1,789.

Northwick Park hospital declared a "critical incident" on March 19 due to the rising numbers of coronavirus patients, which lasted for 24 hours before it was stood down.

As a result, the hospital had met its beds at full capacity and had to send patients to neighbouring hospitals around and near north west London.

Staff at Northwick Park Hospital have been urging people to stay at home to help them, while another member of staff said staff have been feeling a “sense of paranoia” due to the influx of patients and disorganisation with personal protective equipment (PPE).

Harrow West MP, Gareth Thomas, explained he was “concerned” when he heard schools have had to donate supplies to the hospital.

He said: “I was very concerned to hear that staff at Northwick Park Hospital have had to appeal to local schools to source supplies of goggles, gloves, sanitiser, masks and aprons.

“It is a tribute to the generosity of our great local schools that they have been able to help our fantastic local NHS staff, but the department of Health must act quicker to source and distribute supplies in this time of crisis.”

As of 9am on March 31, 25,150 people tested positive with Covid-19 and 143,168 tests have been tested in total.