NHS England has confirmed that there have been no further coronavirus deaths recorded at Wirral hospitals for a further day - with the number of fatalities at its present level of 238.

Nationally, a further five people who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,376.

Patients were aged between 45 and 86 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.