A FURTHER five coronavirus patients in Cheshire hospitals have sadly died, according to NHS England figures.

The latest report on Friday, October 30, recorded one coronavirus death at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The patient died on October 27.

In the East Cheshire NHS Trust, three coronavirus deaths were recorded. Two of the patients died on October 26, the other on October 27.

One coronavirus death was recorded at the Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The patient died on October 28.

Across England, a further 163 people, who tested positive Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 32,647.

Patients were aged between 42 and 100 years old. All except four (aged 60 to 90 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 9 April to 29 October 2020, with the majority being on or after 24 October.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 10
  • London - 13
  • Midlands - 26
  • North East & Yorkshire - 47
  • North West - 57
  • South East – 8
  • South West - 2

In west Cheshire, the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the past 24 hours was 128.

That brings the total of confirmed cases throughout the course of the pandemic to 5,717.

In the past seven days, the number of confirmed cases is 876, which is 20.2% higher (147 cases more) than the previous seven days.

Cheshire west's area now has an infection rate of 228.8.