Wirral coronavirus death toll increases by one

Another person who tested postive for Covid-19 in Arrowe Park Hospital has died, bringing the total number of deaths in Wirral NHS Hospitals to 138.

The death occurred on April 19 and is one of 514 recorded today in England, taking the total number of coronavirus deaths across the country to 16,786.

Of those recorded today, patients were aged between 31 and 100 years old. 16 of the 514 patients (aged between 37 and 92 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Regionally, the North West accounted for 80 fatalities.

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Their families have been informed.