TWO more Countess of Chester Hospital Trust patients with coronavirus sadly died yesterday (November 24), according to NHS England data.

The additional deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour reporting period means the trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has registered 272 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 939.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 255, East Cheshire NHS Trust 168, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 244.

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 39,219.

Patients were aged between 20 and 98 years-old. All except 16 – aged 38 to 92 ­– had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 27 to November 24, with the majority being on or after November 17.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 20
  • London - 34
  • Midlands - 94
  • North East & Yorkshire - 85
  • North West - 84
  • South East – 19
  • South West - 17