A further three people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus, have died in Wirral NHS hospitals but the overall daily figure for England has dropped.

The deaths, which occurred on April 16 (two) and April 18 takes the total number of people who have died in Wirral University Teaching Hospital to 129.

Across the country, a further 429 people have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 14,829.

Patients were aged between 40 and 101 years old. 15 of the 429 patients (aged between 49 and 92 years old) had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed.

Although today's figures are lower, the North West was hit hardest, accounting for 112 of the recorded deaths.