A significant milestone has been reached in the borough's fight against Coronavirus after it was revealed that there are no longer any patients with Covid occupying beds in Wirral University Teaching Hospital.

NHS England publishes hospital admission figures on a weekly basis and today's report confirmed that up to April 27 there were no beds being occupied by Covid-19 patients across Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals.

However, the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust does have one patient with Covid under its care, but it is not clear whether they are situated at the Wirral or Liverpool City Centre premises.

Today's landmark report is the first time that Wirral University Teaching Hospital has not had any Coronavirus patients occupying beds since the NHS England report started on August 1, 2020.

According to the report, there were still two Covid inpatients on April 24, but this number dropped to zero the next day and has remained that way since.

On January 22, pressure on Wirral hospitals was at its highest, with 279 Covid patients occupying NHS hospital beds, but in just over three months, the combined success of the national lockdown restrictions and an efficient vaccination programme has helped to eradicate that number completely.