NO new deaths relating to Covid-19 have been recorded at St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust in the last 24 hours.

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.

Across England, a further 59 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 25,750.

Patients were aged between 44 and 98 years old. 

Four of the 59 patients (aged between 56 and 91) had no known underlying health condition.

However, NHS England has said that the Covid Patient Notification System did not operate between 4.55am and 3pm on Sunday due to connectivity issues experienced by an external supplier. 

The number of deaths reported today by NHS England and NHS Improvement may therefore reflect this situation.

The system is now fully operational and the reports of any deaths which were not able to be entered yesterday will be uploaded.