One more death recorded in St Helens

There was one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in St Helens.

There was one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in St Helens.

The dashboard shows 661 people had died in the area by May 6 (Friday) – up from 660 on Thursday.

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They were among 24,572 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 St Helens.

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

A total of 153,224 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 6 (Friday) – up from 153,021 on Thursday.