THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded four deaths of patients with coronavirus in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that two people sadly died yesterday while the other two occurred on November 15 and 16.

Elsewhere in the county, Warrington and Halton also registered an additional four deaths.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 899.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has recorded 258 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 233.

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 282 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 37,124.

Patients were aged between 38 and 101 years-old. All except 12 – aged 64 to 95 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from September 10 to November 17, 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 - 16
  • London - 23
  • Midlands - 52
  • North East & Yorkshire - 62
  • North West - 98
  • South East – 20
  • South West - 11