Two more deaths recorded in Sefton

There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the bank holiday weekend in Sefton.

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There were two more coronavirus deaths recorded over the bank holiday weekend in Sefton.

The dashboard shows 1,062 people had died in the area by May 3 (Tuesday) – up from 1,060 on Friday.

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They were among 24,469 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 Sefton.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

Figures reported after a weekend are likely to be lower as a result of a lag in reporting deaths.

A total of 152,433 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 3 (Tuesday) – up from 152,066 on Friday.