THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded five additional coronavirus deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period – although two of those relate to patients who died two weeks ago.

The latest NHS England data shows that, as of 5pm yesterday, the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has now registered a total of 208 deaths of patients testing positive for the virus.

The figures show that two of the deaths occurred on June 12, while three happened on June 23, 24 and 25.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 682, with the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (210) recording the most, followed by the Countess trust (208), East Cheshire NHS Trust (135) and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (131).

As of 5pm yesterday, Cheshire West and Chester had 1,236 confirmed cases of coronavirus – with no additional cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Across England, a further 67 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 28,557.

Patients were aged between 52 and 98 years-old. One patient, aged 86, had no known underlying health conditions.

Today, six deaths are reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.