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

The fatality, which occurred on Friday, 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 596.

Nationally, a further further 258 people, who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 81,304.

Patients were aged between 29 and 101 years old. All except 17 (aged 52 to 100 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from December 10 to yesterday with the majority being on or after February 17.

Their families have been informed.