A further 24 covid-19 deaths have been recorded at Liverpool City Region hospitals in a fresh blow for the embattled region.

Liverpool's main University Hospitals Trust continues to suffer badly from virus tragedies, with 11 further deaths reported today.

There were also a further five covid-19 deaths at the St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust and the same number at the Halton and Warrington Trust.

Two further deaths of covid-19 patients have been reported by the Southport and Ormskirk Trust while Wirral's main hospital Trust has registered one further virus death.

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These are the full updated numbers of covid-19 deaths at our region's hospitals:

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 20

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 657 (+11)

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust - 189 (+2)

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 268 (+5)

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust - 10

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 274 (+1)

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 184 (+5)

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Across England a further 207 people, who tested positive for the Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 32,117.

Patients were aged between 36 and 101 years old.

All except six (aged 60 to 93 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

The dates of the latest deaths range from 24 September to 26 October 2020, with the majority being on or after 20 October.