A further eight people who tested positive for coronavirus in Wirral have died, taking the total number recorded in Wirral NHS hospitals to 137.

Across the country, the figure has risen by 665, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 16,272.

Patients recorded today were aged between 26 and 102 years old.  26 of the 665 patients (aged between 48 and 95 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Regionally, another 90 deaths have been reported in the North West today. These figures do not include coronavirus deaths that may have occurred in the comminity, in places such as care homes.

The families have been informed.