NO new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

This means that since the outbreak began there have been 181 deaths linked to coronavirus at the Trust, which runs Whiston, St Helens and Newton hospitals.

NHS England and NHS Improvement provides information on all coronavirus-related (suspected and confirmed) deaths in England hospitals.

The figures are updated every day and include confirmed death cases reported at 5pm the previous day.

Cases are only included in the data when a positive COVID-19 test result is received, or where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on the death certificate.

This results in a lag between a given date of death and the daily death figures for that day.

Across England, a further 157 people, who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 25,534.

Patients were aged between 12 and 100 years old. 

Seven of the 157 patients (aged between 57 and 88) had no known underlying health condition.