ANOTHER patient has sadly died at Warrington Hospital after contracting coronavirus.

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

It means that as a result, the trust’s virus death toll to date has risen to 519.

As of this afternoon, 29 beds at the Lovely Lane site are occupied by patients that have tested positive for coronavirus in the past 14 days or less.

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Of this number, four are in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

The total number of patents that have been discharged by the trust on recovery from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic stands at 2,228.