THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has not recorded any further deaths of patients who have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that the total number of deaths recorded by the trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, remained at 232.

The trust has registered five deaths so far this month – the most recent being October 13 and 14 – having not previously recorded one since July.

Elsewhere in the county, the Warrington and Halton hospital trust recorded two additional deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

The total number of people who have died in Cheshire hospitals having tested positive for coronavirus stands at 756.

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 157 (the last on October 14).

Across England, a further 82 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 30,825.

Patients were aged between 35 and 97 years-old. All except eight – aged between 49 and 94 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 2-15, with the majority being on or after October 14.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 5
  • London - 4
  • Midlands - 13
  • North East & Yorkshire - 21
  • North West - 39