A FURTHER patient being cared for at Warrington Hospital for coronavirus has sadly died.

The news was confirmed by Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in its daily Covid-19 update.

This means that 146 coronavirus inpatients at trust hospitals have died since the start of the pandemic.

As of yesterday, Monday, there were 41 Covid-19 positive inpatients in the care of Warrington Hospital.

Of these, six were in the intensive care unit.

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To date, the trust has tested 25,229 inpatients and members of the community for coronavirus, with 1,456 being told that they had produced a positive result.

A total of 451 patients have been discharged after recovering from Covid-19.