Two coronavirus deaths reported in Merseyside hospitals


Two more deaths from coronavirus patients were announced today in hospitals in Merseyside.

Deaths are generally lower on weekends due to a delay in reporting, but the numbers reflect a downward trend.

The two deaths occurred at the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Broadgreen, bringing the balance sheet from 397 to 399.

There was only one other death in Cheshire in the trust that manages Warrington and Halton hospitals, bringing the total number of deaths to 115.

The total figures for the city’s NHS Trusts are:

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Broadgreen Hospitals) – 399

The Walton Center – 9

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital – 17

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – 4 (all adult patients)

Mersey Care Mental Health Fund – 3

At St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust, which runs the hospitals in Whiston and St Helens, the death toll remained at 181.

No other deaths have been recorded at the Southport and Ormskirk Trust, which remains out of a total of 133.

Nationally, 157 people are believed to have died from confirmed coronavirus in all English hospitals, including a 12-year-old boy.


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