THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded two more deaths of patients testing positive for coronavirus.

Latest NHS England data reveals that the deaths sadly occurred on October 13 and 14.

The trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has now registered five deaths so far this month, having not previously recorded one since July.

East Cheshire and Warrington and Halton hospital trusts also recorded additional deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

The total number of people who have died in Cheshire hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus stands at 754.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded 232 deaths (the last on October 14), Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 217 deaths, (the last on October 10); East Cheshire NHS Trust 150 (the last on October 13), and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 155 (the last on October 14).

Across England, a further 81 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 30,743.

Patients were aged between 40 and 99 years-old. All except three, aged between 67 and 86, had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from August 17 to October 14, with the majority being on or after October 9.

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

  • East of England - 3
  • London - 6
  • Midlands - 14 
  • North East & Yorkshire - 30
  • North West - 23
  • South East - 3
  • South West - 2