FOUR more people who tested positive for coronavirus have died at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The latest NHS figures show that one person died on Saturday, April 4 – as well as the three people who have already been confirmed dead.

Three people are also confirmed to have died at the trust, which run Whiston, St Helens and Newton hospitals, on Monday, April 6.

This brings the total number of coronavirus deaths at the trust to 28.

Their families have been informed.

All of the confirmed deaths are patients who have died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for COVID-19 at time of death.

The figures are updated by NHS England at 2pm each day and include confirmed cases reported at 5pm the previous day.

Confirmation of coronavirus diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take several days, which means that, as deaths are confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 and as more post-mortem tests are processed and validated, previous day’s totals may rise.

According to the data released today (Wednesday), across England, a further 828 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died.

This brings the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 6,483.

Patients were aged between 22 and 103 years old. Out of the 828 people who died – aged between 35 and 96 years old – 46 had no known underlying health condition.

The daily figures from NHS England do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes.

NHS England does not currently release figures on how many patients have recovered after testing positive for COVID-19.