NO further coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Wirral hospitals today, NHS England has confirmed.

It means the total number of people who have passed away in Wirral University Teaching Hospital after testing positive for the virus currently stands at 236.

Only one Covid-19 fatality has been recorded at the trust in the last 19 days.

Nationally, a further 36 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,940.

Patients were aged between 53 and 98 years old. Two patients, aged 83 and 85, had no known underlying health conditions. 

Their families have been informed.