Coronavirus deaths rise in Liverpool, Wirral and Southport

The numbers of people in Merseyside who have died after testing positive for coronavirus has sadly risen again.

The number who have died at Liverpool's hospitals after contracting the disease now stands at 113.

That vast majority of those died at the hospitals run by the Royal Liverpool Trust – which includes the Royal, Broadgreen and Aintree hospitals.

This overall number has risen by ten since yesterday's update.

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The latest NHS England figures show that one more coronavirus death has been recorded in Wirral, taking the peninsular's total to 47 at present.

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Tragedies are also mounting at the Southport and Ormskirk Trust – which runs hospitals in both towns – with four more deaths recorded creating a total of 38.

The Trust covering St Helens and Whiston Hospitals has sadly registered a further six deaths in today's update and has a total of 34 overall.

Three more deaths at the Warrington and Halton Hospital Trust mean 20 people have now died there after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Sadly these figures refer only to the people who have sadly died in hospitals after being tested for coronavirus.

It is feared that the overall figures will be significantly higher when factoring in people who have died at home – or in care homes.

In total, a further 887 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, bringing the death toll to 7,248.

NHS England has confirmed 756 more people have died in its hospitals, bringing the total number of deaths from 6,483 to 7,248.

Patients were aged between 24 and 103 years old.

43 of the 765 patients (aged between 33 and 99 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

Scotland saw 81 new deaths, up from 366 to 447, and 392 new cases, bringing the total from 4,465 to 4,857.

Public Health Wales announced 41 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths there to 286 and 16 new cases has been identified, but this was only based on six hours, as they change the way they report.

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The death toll in Northern Ireland has not yet been announced for today.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson still in an Intensive Care Unit in hospital in London.

But the Prime Minister is said to be improving.

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Number 10 said: “The PM had a good night and continues to improve in intensive care at St Thomas’s hospital.

“The PM and No10 are hugely grateful for the support and thank the NHS staff for the brilliant care he is receiving.”

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