ONE more patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Trust's death toll now stands at 116.

A further three cases have also been confirmed in the borough, meaning 751 residents have now tested positive for the virus.

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.