More hospital deaths in region bring reminder of virus danger

Further deaths in hospitals in our region have provided a reminder of the remaining dangers of the coronavirus.

On many occasions this month, the NHS England updates have recorded zero further Covid-19 fatalities at hospitals in our region.

Sadly today that hopeful run of results has come to an end.

A further death of a covid-19 patient has been registered at the St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust.

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The Trust, which covers hospitals in Knowsley and Whiston, now has a total of 209 virus deaths.

In the wider region, another death of a covid patient has also been registered at the Trust covering Halton and Warrington – which now has a total of 137.

No further deaths have been recorded at any other Trusts covering our region.

These are the current covid-19 fatality totals for our region's NHS Trusts:

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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust – 4

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – 4

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 19

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (The Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Broadgreen hospitals) – 473

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – 3

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 151

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 209 (+1)

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust – 10

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 238

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 137 (+1)

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Across England, the NHS said that a further 13 people, aged between 52 and 92 years old, have died after testing positive for the virus.

All had known underlying health conditions.

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