Southport’s NHS hospitals Trust has today announced the tragic milestone of 150 patients who have died with symptoms including Covid-19.
It follows this week’s announcement that people will be required to wear face masks or face coverings in shops and supermarkets from July 24.
People are already ordered to wear face coverings when using public transport such as trains or buses.
There was one further death of a Covid-19 patient at the Southport and Ormskirk Trust in today’s update from the NHS.
This takes the number of people who have died across that Trust after testing positive for the virus to 150.
This was the only death of a patient from the virus at any of the hospitals in Merseyside.
The past three days had each seen zero Covid deaths added to the area’s hospital death totals.
The death totals are:
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 150
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – 4
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – 4
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 19
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 468
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – 3
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 207
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust – 10
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 238
Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 136
Across NHS England hospitals, 19 more people have died after testing positive for coronavirus.
A spokesperson said: “A further 19 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,144.
“Patients were aged between 52 and 91 years old. All patients had known underlying health conditions.
“Their families have been informed.”