THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has recorded another coronavirus-related death in the latest 24-hour period.

NHS England data shows the death sadly occurred on November 28.

The trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, has now registered a total of 279 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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

The Cheshire hospital death toll now stands at 961.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 260, East Cheshire NHS Trust 170, and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 252.

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 183 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 40,588.

Patients were aged between 52 and 95 years-old. All except three – aged 84 to 93 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from November 5 to 29, with the majority being on or after November 23.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 11
  • London - 13
  • Midlands - 55
  • North East & Yorkshire - 57
  • North West - 19
  • South East – 16
  • South West - 12