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Thursday’s NHS coronavirus update has confirmed there have now been 150 deaths caused by Covid-19 at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust.

There were no recorded deaths in the region from Covid-19 for the previous 3 days. A single death within the Trust has sadly pushed the total up to 150.

The tragic figure includes Southport & Formby Hospital nurse Josephine Peter, who died in April after contracting the virus.

Recorded deaths at Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust remain considerably lower than several other hospital providers in the region.

Referring to figures for the entirety of England, 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.”

Hospitals across the region have now recorded the following number of deaths:

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

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 150

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