THE Countess of Chester Hospital has recorded four more deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus, according to the latest NHS England figures released this afternoon (April 7).

As of 5pm yesterday, the death toll in Cheshire had risen to 74 – an increase of 11 in the space of a day – with the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust now recording 19 in total.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 26 deaths, which is a rise of five, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have recorded 17 – up one – and East Cheshire NHS Trust has recorded 12, which was also an increase of one.

In England, a further 758 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths to 5,655.

Patients were aged between 23 and 102 years-old. Of the 758 patients who have died, a total of 29 – aged between 23 and 99 – had no known underlying health condition.