A FURTHER nine people have died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

This brings the overall number of deaths in Warrington to 29.

Figures from Public Health England show 211 confirmed cases of the virus across the borough.

In England, there have been another 866 confirmed deaths in hospitals due to Covid-19, bringing the total to 8,114.

Patients were aged between 27 and 100 years old.

56 of the 866 patients, aged between 40 and 93, had no known underlying health condition.

NHS England does not currently release figures on how many patients have recovered after testing positive for the virus.