FIVE more patients with coronavirus have died in Cheshire hospitals, according to the latest NHS England data.

One of those deaths was recorded by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust.

The death sadly occurred on November 26.

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

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 957.

The Countess trust – which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites – has registered 277 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 259, East Cheshire NHS Trust 170, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 251.

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 289 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 40,197.

Patients were aged between 27 and 100 years-old. All except 16 – aged 45-92 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from October 14 to November 27.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 15
  • London - 23
  • Midlands - 81
  • North East & Yorkshire - 68
  • North West - 52
  • South East - 28
  • South West - 22