ANOTHER two deaths of 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 the patients sadly died on November 22 and 23.

Elsewhere in the county, Mid Cheshire (three) and Warrington & Halton (two) hospital trusts also recorded additional deaths in the latest one-day period.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 934.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has recorded 270 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 253, East Cheshire NHS Trust 168, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 243.

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 353 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 38,865.

Patients were aged between 10 and 100 years-old. All except nine – aged 31 to 90 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 24 to November 23, with the majority being on or after November 21.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 21
  • London - 21
  • Midlands - 101
  • North East & Yorkshire - 80
  • North West - 71
  • South East – 35
  • South West - 24