NO further deaths with coronavirus have been recorded in Wirral hospitals, NHS England confirmed today.

It means the number of patients who have died with Covid-19 at Wirral University Teaching Hospital - which runs Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge - since the pandemic began, stands at 619.

Nationally, a further 42 people who tested positive for the virus have passed away, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 86,476.

Patients were aged between 33 and 98 years old. All except two (aged 33 and 55 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

Date of death ranges from 20 October 2020 to 6 April 2021.

Their families have been informed.