FIVE more deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded by Cheshire hospitals in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that two of those were registered by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust.

The deaths sadly occurred on November 17 and 18.

Elsewhere in the county, Mid Cheshire hospital trust recorded three additional deaths in the latest 24-hour period up to 4pm yesterday.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 904.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has recorded 260 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 245, 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 346 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 37,470.

Patients were aged between 35 and 102 years-old. All except nine – aged 54 to 99 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 19 October to 18 November, with the majority being on or after 16 November.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 20
  • London - 29
  • Midlands - 96
  • North East & Yorkshire - 71
  • North West - 89
  • South East – 22
  • South West - 19