THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has not reported any further deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus for the sixth time in seven days.

NHS England data released this afternoon (July 22) shows that, as of 5pm yesterday, the total number of deaths registered by the Countess remained at 227.

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

The last death occurred on July 18.

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 3.56pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 2,007 – a rise of one case in 24 hours.

Chester and District Standard:

Across England, a further 10 people – down from 15 yesterday – who tested positive for coronavius have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,212.

Patients were aged between 50 and 97 years-old and all had known underlying health conditions.

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

East of England - 2

Midlands - 3

North East & Yorkshire - 1

North West - 1

South East - 3

Today, one death is 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.