ANOTHER patient has died at Warrington Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

The latest figures released by NHS England this afternoon showed that Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recorded a coronavirus-related death yesterday, Monday.

This brings the trust’s death toll from the virus to 160.

Warrington Hospital currently has 116 inpatients who have tested positive for Covid-19, 16 of which are in intensive care.

A total of 525 patients have been discharged after being treated for coronavirus.

All of WHH's Covid patients are treated at the Lovely Lane site with the aim of keeping Halton Hospital free of the virus in order to keep elective procedures running.

The town currently has the 32nd highest rate of transmission for any local authority area in the country, with the 716 new cases for the seven days leading up to October 15 representing 340.9 positive tests per 100,000 residents.

Across England, a further 134 patient deaths were confirmed today, Tuesday – bringing the reported total in hospitals in the country to 31,181.

These patients were aged between 36 and 100, with all except six having had known underlying health conditions.

The north west had the highest number of daily deaths, with 57.