Liverpool suffers deadliest day yet in coronavirus fight

Liverpool has experienced its deadliest day so far as a further 25 people have died from coronavirus taking the total to 154.

The vast majority of those died were patients at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Broadgreen hospitals.

The total across that trust now stands at 148, up from 124 from Friday.

A further one person has died at specialist neurological hospital the Walton Centre, taking the total number of deaths there to three, while Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital remains at a total of three having recorded no new deaths today.

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The number of deaths recorded at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Arrowe Park Hospital, has risen by 12 to a total of 64.

Southport and Ormskirk Trust recorded a further three deaths, bringing its total to 41.

And there were 11 new deaths at the trust covering St Helens and Whiston Hospitals making a total of 46 overall.

Warrington and Halton Hospital Trust recorded two new deaths, meaning 31 people have now died there after testing positive for Covid-19 – although this was down from nine yesterday.

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These figures refer only to the people who have died in hospitals after being tested for coronavirus, and do not include deaths in the community in settings such as care homes.

The numbers in the NHS's daily updates do not necessarily mean the patients have died that particular day, rather that the deaths have newly been recorded as related to coronavirus.

Nationally, a further 823 people, who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 8,937.

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These include patients aged between 11 and 102.

Of the 823 newly registered deaths, 33 patients aged between 29 and 94 had no known underlying health condition.

Yesterday, the total number of people who had died in Liverpool hospitals was 128.

Only five deaths were recorded in Wirral yesterday, compared to the 12 announced today.

St Helens and Whiston Hospitals registered one deaths in yesterday's update compared to 11 today.

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