NO additional deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus were recorded by any of the four hospital trusts in Cheshire, according to the latest NHS England data.

Figures released this afternoon (July 16) shows that, as of 5pm yesterday, the total number of deaths registered by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust remained at 226.

The Cheshire hospital death toll still stands at 719 with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recording 213, East Cheshire NHS Trust 144, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As of 3.55pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 1,987 – a rise of one case in 24 hours.

Across England, a further 19 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,144.

Patients were aged between 52 and 91 years-old. All patients had known underlying health conditions.

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

  • East of England - 6
  • Midlands - 2
  • North East & Yorkshire - 4
  • North West - 5
  • South East - 2

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