SEVEN more patients with coronavirus have died at Cheshire hospitals, according to NHS England data.

The Countess of Chester Hospital Trust recorded two deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

The data shows that the deaths sadly occurred on November 24 and 25.

Elsewhere in the county, East Cheshire (two), Mid Cheshire (1) and Warrington & Halton (two) hospital trusts also recorded deaths in the latest one-day period.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 945.

The Countess trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has registered 274 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 256, East Cheshire NHS Trust 169, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 245.

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 351 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 39,570.

Patients were aged between 30 and 102 years-old. All except 11 – aged 38 to 90 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 29 October to 25 November, with the majority being on or after 23 November.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 18
  • London - 28
  • Midlands - 78
  • North East & Yorkshire - 82
  • North West - 81
  • South East – 41
  • South West - 23