Two more people die in Liverpool with coronavirus

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Liverpool's hospitals recorded two deaths from coronavirus today raising hopes that the worst of the crisis could be behind us.

The death toll is the lowest since the early days of the crisis, although the number of registered deaths tends to fall at weekends due to lags in reporting.

A single death was recorded across the Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Broadgreen hospitals, while the second patient died at The Walton Centre neurological hospital in Fazakerley.

In positive news, there were no further deaths from COVID-19 registered at Alder Hey, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, or any of the region's mental health facilities run by Mersey Care.

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This is the full current breakdown for Liverpool Trusts:

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (The Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Broadgreen Hospitals) – 347

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital – 17

The Walton Centre – 8

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

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – 3

However elsewhere in Merseyside there were several more deaths.

Two deaths were recorded at St Helens and Knowsley trust, which runs Whiston and St Helens Hospitals, taking the death toll across the two sites to 170.

Three further deaths were recorded at Arrowe Park Hospital in Birkenhead, taking Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to a total of 182 deaths.

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The Southport and Ormskirk Trust has recorded no further deaths for the second day in a row, remaining on 121.

The Trust covering Halton and Warrington Hospitals saw a single death taking its total to 95.

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The UK's coronavirus hospital death toll rose by 252 patients today.

England reported 207 new deaths, Scotland had 36 and Wales recorded nine. Northern Ireland has not yet updated its totals.

In England, the youngest patient was 37 years old, with the oldest aged 100.

Of the 207 deaths in English hospitals, 19 patients had no underlying health conditions and they were aged between 60 and 97.