TWO deaths of patients with coronavirus have 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 deaths sadly occurred on November 14 and 15.

It means the trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has now registered a total of 253 deaths.

Elsewhere in the county, Mid Cheshire hospital trust recorded one additional death while Warrington and Halton registered seven.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 885.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded 253 deaths, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 238, East Cheshire NHS Trust 166, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 228.

The daily NHS England data provides information on deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had either tested positive for Covid-19 or where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Across England, a further 190 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 36,512.

Patients were aged between 29 and 100 years-old. All except three – aged 65-90 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 19 to November 15.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 9
  • London - 8
  • Midlands - 37
  • North East & Yorkshire - 61
  • North West - 45
  • South East - 25
  • South West - 5