ANOTHER 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 16).

Elsewhere in the county, Mid Cheshire hospital trust recorded four further deaths while Warrington and Halton registered one.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 891.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has recorded 254 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 242, East Cheshire NHS Trust 166, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 229.

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 330 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 36,842.

Patients were aged between 27 and 99 years-old. All except 11 – aged 30 to 93 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 29 to November 16, with the majority being on or after November 13.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 29
  • London - 24
  • Midlands - 86
  • North East & Yorkshire - 63
  • North West - 87
  • South East – 22
  • South West - 19