THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has once again recorded no additional deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon (July 23) 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 seven of the last eight days.

The last death occurred on July 18.

The Cheshire hospital death toll stands at 721 with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recording 213, East Cheshire NHS Trust 145, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 136.

As of 3.58pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 2,011 – a rise of four cases in 24 hours.

Across England, a further 19 people – up from 10 yesterday – who tested positive for coronavius have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,231.

Patients were aged between 35 and 89 years-old and all had known underlying health conditions.

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

  • Midlands - 2
  • North East & Yorkshire - 4
  • North West - 5
  • South East - 8

Today, six 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.