EIGHT of the North West's 13 newly recorded Covid patient deaths were from Cheshire hospitals, latest NHS figures show.

NHS England's latest daily report, published on Monday, January 11, showed four patients had died at the Mid Cheshire Hospital Trust, three had died at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals Trust, and one coronavirus patient had died at the Countess of Chester Trust.

The date of the Warrington and Halton patient deaths was January 9, the Countess of Chester patient on January 10, with two patient deaths recorded on both January 9 and 10 for Mid Cheshire.

The total number of coronavirus patients who have died at Cheshire hospitals since the start of the pandemic is now:

Countess of Chester: 391

Mid Cheshire: 348

East Cheshire: 218

Warrington and Halton: 334

Nationally, a further 489 people who tested positive Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 56,069.

Patients were aged between 26 and 103 years old. All except 33 (aged 26 to 97 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from November 25, 2020 to January 10, 2021, with the majority being on or after 8 January.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England – 61
  • London – 124
  • Midlands – 110
  • North East & Yorkshire – 54
  • North West – 13
  • South East – 118
  • South West – 9

For the first time, NHS England is providing daily updates on the number of people who have received Covid vaccinations.

By the end of January 10, a total of 1,959,151 people had received their first vaccination, with 374,613 of those receiving their second vaccination.

Over 600,000 people had received their first dose against the vaccine in the past week, considerably higher than the 333,000 who had been vaccinated the week before that.

It is expected the rate of those vaccinated will increase considerably higher with the launch of hundreds of vaccination hubs this week.