THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has not reported any additional deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus for the seventh day in a row.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that, as of 5pm yesterday (July 26), the total number of deaths registered by the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – remained at 227.

It means the Countess has not reported any additional deaths for seven consecutive days – and in eleven of the last twelve.

The last death occurred on July 18, which was announced by the trust two days later.

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 3.59pm today, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 2,029 – a rise of three cases in 24 hours.

Across England, a further 10 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,291.

Patients were aged between 48 and 93 years-old and all had known underlying health conditions.

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

  • London - 3
  • Midlands - 2
  • North West - 5

Today, three deaths have been 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.