ONE further death of a patient with coronavirus has been recorded by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that the death sadly occurred yesterday (November 13).

It means the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has registered five deaths this week.

Warrington and Halton (3) was the only other county hospital trust to record additional deaths in the latest reporting period.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 865.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded 248 deaths, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 233, East Cheshire NHS Trust 166, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 218.

Across England, a further 246 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 35,886.

Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years-old. All except five – aged between 69 and 89 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 18 to November 12, with the majority being on or after November 8.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 15
  • London - 16
  • Midlands - 64
  • North East & Yorkshire - 53
  • North West - 54
  • South East - 31
  • South West - 13