There was one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Knowsley.
A total of 559 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 18 (Wednesday) – up from 558 on Tuesday.
They were among 24,782 deaths recorded across the North West.
The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Knowsley.
Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.
A total of 154,576 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 18 (Wednesday) – up from 154,454 on Tuesday.