Four more deaths recorded in Wirral

There were four more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Wirral.

File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.
File photo dated 21/12/2021 of a nurse puts on PPE in a ward for Covid patients at King's College Hospital, in south east London. The Government has been told to "get a grip" of personal protective equipment (PPE) stocks and contracts, as it was disclosed more than half of suppliers who provided items through the VIP fast-track lane provided stock that was not suitable for use on the front line. Issue date: Wednesday March 30, 2022.

There were four more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Wirral.

A total of 1,082 people had died in the area when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on May 20 (Friday) – up from 1,078 on Thursday.

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They were among 24,825 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 Wirral.

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

A total of 154,779 deaths were recorded throughout England by May 20 (Friday) – up from 154,699 on Thursday.

Reduced testing means the reported number of coronavirus cases in the UK is likely to be an underestimate. However, the Office for National Statistics estimates that 1.3 million people had Covid-19 in the week ending May 13.