A TOTAL of 116 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Cheshire West and Chester in the latest one-day Government data.

It means the total number of coronavirus cases recorded in the borough now stands at 4,422.

Yesterday's update saw an increase of 114 confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, the Countess of Chester Hospital did not record any further deaths of patients testing positive for the virus in the latest 24-hour period.

However, both Mid Cheshire and Warrington and Halton hospital trusts reported additional deaths.

The total number of patients with coronavirus who have died in Cheshire hospitals now stands at 759.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded 232 deaths (the last on October 14), Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 218 deaths (the last on October 18); East Cheshire NHS Trust 150 (the last on October 13), and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 159 (the last on October 17).

Across England, a further 76 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 31,047.

Patients were aged between 47 and 99 years-old. All except one (aged 85) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 9 to 18.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 5
  • London - 3
  • Midlands - 16
  • North East & Yorkshire - 25
  • North West - 24
  • South East - 1
  • South West - 2