THE trust which runs Warrington and Halton hospitals has confirmed the number of coronavirus patients it is currently caring for.

As of today, Wednesday, there are 25 in patients who have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Of these, three are currently in intensive care.

The trust has tested 22,777 inpatients and members of the community for the virus, with 1,332 returning a positive result.

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The total number of patients that had previously tested positive but have since been discharged is 423.

Sadly, 141 coronavirus patients have died.