TWO 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 on March 20 and 21.

Elsewhere in the county, Warrington & Halton hospital trust has recorded an additional death 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: 611

East Cheshire: 327

Mid Cheshire: 476

Warrington & Halton: 477

Total: 1,891

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 98 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 85,911.

Patients were aged between 33 and 102 years-old.

All except four (aged 33 to 66) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 30 December 2020 to 22 March 2021, with the majority being on or after 18 March.

Their families have been informed.

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

East of England - 4

London - 16

Midlands - 24

North East & Yorkshire - 26

North West - 19

South East - 5

South West - 4