A further four deaths with coronavirus have been recorded in Wirral Hospitals, NHS England has confirmed.

The fatalities occurred on February 17 and yesterday.

It takes the total number of patients who have died with covid-19 at Wirral University Teaching Hospital - which runs Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge - since the pandemic began to 594.

Nationally, a further 315 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 80,739.

Patients were aged between 13 and 103 years old. All except 26 (aged 13 to 96 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from April 18 to February 18.

Their families have been informed.