THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded one additional death of a patient testing positive for coronavirus in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon (July 14) 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 – rose to 225.

According to the figures the latest death sadly occurred on July 13.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 718 with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recording 213, East Cheshire NHS Trust 144, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 136.

As of 3.56pm yesterday (July 13), the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 1,983 – the same figure as the previous 24 hours.

Across England, a further 26 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,103.

Patients were aged between 49 and 94 years-old. One patient, aged 71, had no known underlying health conditions.

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

  • East of England - 5
  • London - 1
  • Midlands - 5
  • North East & Yorkshire - 3
  • North West - 8
  • South East - 3
  • South West - 1

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