THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has now gone ten days without reporting any further deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus.

NHS England data released this afternoon (July 30) shows that, as of 4pm yesterday, 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 ten consecutive days – or in 14 of the last 15.

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

One of the three reported deaths in the North West today was registered by East Cheshire NHS Trust.

The Cheshire hospital death toll stands at 722 with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recording 213, East Cheshire NHS Trust 146, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 136.

As of 4.03pm yesterday, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cheshire West and Chester stood at 2,033 – a rise of two cases in 24 hours.

Across England, a further 12 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,329.

Patients were aged between 40 and 96 years-old, and all had known underlying health conditions.

Chester and District Standard:

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

East of England - 1

London - 1

Midlands - 3

North West - 3

South East - 4

Today, four 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.