Number of COVID-19 deaths in Wirral hits 31 as national figure passes 5,600

NHS England has confirmed a further 758 people who tested positive for Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of deaths in hospitals across the country to 5,655 – including 31 in Wirral

There have been no more recorded deaths from the virus in the borough since April 3.

Patients were aged between 23 and 102 years old. NHS England confirmed that 29 of the 758 patients (aged between 23 and 99 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

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