A FURTHER two deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

The latest NHS England data shows that the patients sadly died on November 21 and 22.

Elsewhere in the county, Mid Cheshire and Warrington & Halton hospital trusts each recorded one death in the latest one-day period.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 927.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has recorded 268 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 250, East Cheshire NHS Trust 168, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 241.

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 178 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 38,512.

Patients were aged between 34 and 101 years-old. All except seven - aged 55 to 91 - had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from September 22 to November 22, with the majority being on or after November 19.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 16
  • London - 14
  • Midlands - 44
  • North East & Yorkshire - 59
  • North West - 19
  • South East – 14
  • South West - 12