IN the last week, six more residents have died in Warrington care homes due to Covid-19.

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics and Care Quality Commission show that as of Friday, 94 care home residents are now known to have died.

However, this means the number of deaths in care homes has more than halved since the previous week when there were 13.

As of 6pm last night, Monday local authority figures from the government show that 758 people in Warrington have now tested positive for the virus.

The number of deaths involving coronavirus in the UK reached its lowest weekly level for six weeks in May, new figures show.

There were 4,210 deaths involving Covid-19 registered in the week ending May 15, according to the most recent data from ONS.

It is the lowest weekly total since the week ending April 3, when 3,801 Covid-19-related deaths were registered.

The percentage of deaths involving Covid-19 and the total number of excess deaths compared with the five-year average continued to decrease.

But the total number of deaths from all causes rose by 1,916 to 14,573 – with an increase being registered after a dip during the early May bank holiday.

The ONS said trends over these two weeks 'should therefore be interpreted with caution'.