THE Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has sadly recorded one Covid patient death in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

NHS England data released this afternoon (March 19) shows that the death occurred on Wednesday.

It's the first Covid death at the trust, which covers both the Chester and Ellesmere Port hospital sites, since March 9.

Elsewhere in the county, Mid Cheshire recorded two 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: 609
  • East Cheshire: 327
  • Mid Cheshire: 476
  • Warrington & Halton: 475
  • Total: 1,887

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 74 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 85,659.

Patients were aged between 39 and 96 years-old.

All except one (aged 78 years) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from January 5 to March 18, 2021.

Their families have been informed.

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

  • East of England - 5
  • London - 9
  • Midlands - 21
  • North East & Yorkshire - 12
  • North West - 14
  • South East - 10
  • South West - 3