SEVENTEEN coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded by Cheshire hospitals in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England figures released this afternoon January 13) show that six of those patient deaths were registered by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust.

The deaths sadly occurred between January 8 and 11.

East Cheshire (5), Mid Cheshire (1) and Warrington & Halton (5) hospital trusts also recorded additional deaths in the latest one-day reporting period.

The total number of Covid-19 patient deaths recorded in Cheshire's hospital trusts since the coronavirus pandemic began is:

  • Countess of Chester: 397
  • East Cheshire: 224
  • Mid Cheshire: 353
  • Warrington and Halton: 339
  • Total: 1,313

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 1,012 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 57,828.

Patients were aged between 39 and 102 years-old. All except 46 – aged 39 to 98 – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from May 8, 2020 to January 12, 2021, with the majority being on or after January 6.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 164
  • London - 202
  • Midlands - 201
  • North East & Yorkshire - 91
  • North West - 106
  • South East – 199
  • South West - 49