Only one coronavirus death has been recorded across the whole of the North West today, NHS England has confirmed.

The fatality, which occurred in Stockport, means that there have been no Covid-19 deaths in Wirral University Teaching Hospital for over three weeks, which the total remaining at 238.

A spokesperson for the Trust told the Globe: "We are still treating patients for Covid-19 but the numbers are very much lower now."

A further 14 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,317.

Patients were aged between 55 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions apart from two (aged between 55 and 77 years old). 

Their families have been informed.