THREE people have been admitted to intensive care at Warrington Hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

The sad news was confirmed by Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust this afternoon, Monday, in its Covid-19 briefing.

As of this afternoon, the Lovely Lane site is providing care for 12 patients that have had a confirmed positive Covid test result in the past 14 days.

This includes the three patients in the intensive care unit.

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Since the start of the pandemic, 2,025 patients have been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the virus.

The hospital trust’s coronavirus death toll remains at 499.