THREE more Covid patient deaths have been recorded by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon shows that the deaths sadly occurred between February 17 and 18.

It comes after six deaths had been recorded by the trust in yesterday's update.

Elsewhere in the county, East Cheshire (8), Mid Cheshire (4) and Warrington & Halton (2) hospital trusts also registered additional deaths.

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

  • Countess of Chester: 579
  • East Cheshire: 304
  • Mid Cheshire: 462
  • Warrington & Halton: 443
  • Total: 1,788

The daily NHS England data provides information on deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England after testing positive for Covid-19, split by trust.

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Across England, a further 315 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 80,739.

Patients were aged between 13 and 103 years-old.

All except 26 – aged 13 to 96 years-old – had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 18 April 2020 to 18 February 2021.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 43
  • London - 44
  • Midlands - 66
  • North East & Yorkshire - 43
  • North West - 64
  • South East - 27
  • South West - 28