ANOTHER two deaths of patients with coronavirus have been recorded by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that the deaths sadly occurred on November 25 and 26.

Elsewhere in the county, East Cheshire (one), Mid Cheshire (one) and Warrington & Halton (four) hospital trusts also recorded further deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 952.

The Countess trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has registered 276 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 257, East Cheshire NHS Trust 170, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 249.

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 338 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 39,908.

Patients were aged between 31 and 105 years-old. All except 12 – aged 45-93 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from September 30 to November 26.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 30
  • London - 35
  • Midlands - 79
  • North East & Yorkshire - 73
  • North West - 64
  • South East - 38
  • South West - 19