Eleven more dead in Merseyside as coronavirus still rages

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Eleven more coronavirus deaths have been recorded in hospitals in Merseyside and the nearby areas.

The death toll from Covid-19 continues to rise for a region that has experienced so much tragedy in recent weeks.

Liverpool continues to be the hardest hit part of the region, with five more deaths recorded at the city's main University NHS Trust.

Another Covid-19 fatality has also been reported at the city's Walton Centre for neurology.

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This is the full current breakdown for Liverpool Trusts:

Liverpool University Hospitals Teaching Trust – 346

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital Trust – 17

The Walton Centre NHS Trust – 7

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Alder Hey Children's Hospital – 4 (all adults)

Mersey Care Mental Health NHS Trust – 3

Elsewhere the numbers who have died across the St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust continue to rise.

Four further fatalities have been confirmed across the two sites within that Trust, taking its total to 168.

One additional death in Wirral's main Trust means 179 people have now died in hospital in the Peninsular.

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The Southport and Ormskirk Trust has recorded no further deaths, so remains on 121 Covid-19 deaths.

The Trust covering Halton and Warrington has also escaped any further tragedy today and remains on 94 deaths.

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The UK's coronavirus hospital death toll has risen above 26,000 today, with 406 more patients sadly losing their lives.

England reported 332 new deaths, Scotland had 49 and Wales recorded 28. Northern Ireland has not yet updated its totals.

The additional deaths – which only refer to those who have died with coronavirus in hospitals – takes the total to 26, 087.

This figure will be added to later today when other deaths, such as those in care homes or in communities, to give a fuller picture of the nation's death toll.

Tragically, a six-week-old baby was amongst the latest deaths.

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