TWO more patients have sadly died at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust after testing positive for Covid-19.

This means that since the outbreak began there have been 183 deaths linked to coronavirus at the Trust, which runs Whiston, St Helens and Newton hospitals.

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.

Across England, a futher 147 people, who tested positive for virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 25,691.

Patients were aged between 43 and 98 years old. 

Five of the 147 patients (aged between 46 and 84) had no known underlying health condition.