THERE were no further deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus by any of the four Cheshire hospital trusts in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon (July 21) shows that, as of 5pm yesterday, the total number of deaths registered by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust remained at 227.

It means the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has not reported any additional deaths in five of the last six days.

The Cheshire hospital death toll stands at 720 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 4.02pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 2,006 – a rise of five cases since Thursday.

Across England, a further 15 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,202.

Patients were aged between 46 and 90 years-old. Five patients aged between 46 and 84 had no known underlying health conditions.

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

  • London - 4
  • North East & Yorkshire - 2
  • North West - 8
  • South East - 1

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

*NHS England: The total announced file is updated daily and contains information on the deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and either tested positive for COVID-19 or where no positive test result was received for COVID-19, but COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate. All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the day the deaths were announced.