THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has not recorded any additional deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon (July 8) shows that, as of 5pm yesterday, the total number of deaths registered by the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – remained at 217.

Warrington and Halton was the only hospital trust in Cheshire to record a death in the latest reporting period.

The county hospital death toll now stands at 707 with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recording 212, East Cheshire NHS Trust 143, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 135.

As of 3.55pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 1,951 – a rise of two in 24 hours.

Across England, a further 42 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 28,969.*

Patients were aged between 22 and 100 years-old. Six patients, aged between 60 and 94, had no known underlying health conditions. 

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

*NHS England said today: "As part of a continual process to improve the quality of the dataset recording Covid-related deaths in England hospitals, some revisions have been made.

"As a result, we have removed 12 records which had been reported twice in error and an additional record that was input incorrectly.

"These changes have been incorporated in the data published on 8th July 2020."