A further death with coronavirus has been recorded by in a Wirral Hospital, NHS England has confirmed.

The fatality, which occurred on Thursday, 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 595.

Nationally, a further 307 people, who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 81,046.

Patients were aged between 16 and 100 years old. All except four (aged 16 to 68 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from January 12 to February 19.

Their families have been informed.