Three new coronavirus deaths at Merseyside Hospitals

Three further coronavirus deaths have been confirmed at Merseyside's hospitals.

The number of new coronavirus deaths at Merseyside hospitals has remained in the single figures in recent weeks.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust recorded two new deaths from Covid-19 between Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon.

The other coronavirus related death was recorded by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Aintree and The Royal.

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There are frequent lags of reporting deaths at weekends however, these latest deaths were all recorded between 5pm on 25 June and 5pm 26 June.

The latest figures mean that the current totals for coronavirus deaths at Trusts in the Merseyside region are as follows:

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Royal, Aintree, Broadgreen): 460 (+1)

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 235

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Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust – 4

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – 4

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 131

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 19

Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust – 3

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 148 (+2)

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 2 06

The Walton Centre – 10

The North West saw 27 new coronavirus deaths across hospital trusts in the region, the largest regional increase in coronavirus deaths in England.

As of yesterday, the Department of Health and Social Care recorded 43,414 total deaths from coronavirus across all settings including care homes and hospital deaths in the UK.

The news comes after Mayor Anderson is reportedly considering a curfew for Liverpool city centre after a number of large gatherings got out of hand last night as Liverpool fans celebrated the recent title victory.

Liverpool's Director of Public Health Matthew Ashton described last night's scenes as "unacceptable" and that it posed a risk to public health.

In a statement, he said: "I was really sad and disappointed when I saw the images coming out of Liverpool city centre last night.

"The virus is still circulating, people are still getting sick and people are still dying.

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"We are in the middle of a public health crisis. That is just not acceptable.

"We all need to wash our hands, avoid crowds, keep our distance , cover our faces, and stay at home if you're not well.

"We can do this but we have to do it all together."