PRESSURE on Wirral hospitals continues to ease after newest data revealed the number of patients with Coronavirus has fallen below 100 within the last week.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital does not disclose hospital admission numbers for its two main sites, but NHS England publishes the data on a weekly basis.

The latest report, published on Thursday evening, shows that on February 16, 65 beds at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals were occupied by Covid-19 patients - down 70 from 135 seven days earlier.

That is the Trust's lowest number of Covid inpatients since December 25, when there were 62 beds occupied by people with the virus.

It also means that there are now 146 less inpatients with coronavirus in Wirral Hospitals than there were 14 days ago.

As well as the big drop in bed capacity, the number of patients occupying mechanical ventilation beds has also dropped.

As of February 16, 14 such beds were in use, down three from 17 seven days earlier and down four from 18 two weeks ago.