NO Covid patient deaths have been reported by the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust for three days.

NHS England data shows no additional deaths were registered in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

Over the weekend, there were no deaths reported by any of the Cheshire hospital trusts.

In the latest one-day reporting period, Warrington & Halton hospital trust has recorded an additional death.

The Countess last reported a death in Friday's NHS England update, with the patient sadly passing away on March 17.

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: 476

Total: 1,888

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.

Across England, a further 48 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 85,813.

Patients were aged between 48 and 102 years-old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 17 December 2020 to 21 March 2021, with the majority being on or after 7 March.

Their families have been informed.

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

East of England - 5

London - 12

Midlands - 11

North East & Yorkshire - 4

North West - 7

South East - 7

South West - 2