THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has confirmed that 386 patients have recovered from coronavirus.

It comes as the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – recorded no additional deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

According to NHS England data released this afternoon (July 10), the total number of deaths registered by the trust, as of 5pm yesterday, remained at 220.

The trust has also today confirmed to The Standard that a total of 386 patients have been discharged since the start of April after recovering from the virus.

That means 37 people have recovered since the last update on June 22.

The Cheshire hospital death toll stands at 711 with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recording 212, East Cheshire NHS Trust 143, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 136.

As of 4.04pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 1,956 – an increase of five cases in 24 hours.

Across England, a further 22 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,013.

Patients were aged between 52 and 99 years-old. All patients had known underlying health conditions.

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