THE deaths of three more 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 two people sadly died yesterday (November 19), with the other death occurring the previous day.

Elsewhere in the county, both Mid Cheshire and Warrington and Halton hospital trusts also recorded three additional deaths each in the latest 24-hour period up to 4pm yesterday.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 913.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has recorded 263 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 248, East Cheshire NHS Trust 166, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 236.

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 326 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 37,796.

Patients were aged between 29 and 100 years-old. All except six – aged 50-82 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 11 September to 19 November.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 19
  • London - 25
  • Midlands - 73
  • North East & Yorkshire - 101
  • North West - 59
  • South East - 29
  • South West - 20