NO coronavirus deaths have been reported at Wirral hospitals, NHS England confirmed this afternoon.

It means the number of people who have passed away from Covid-19 at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge hospitals since the pandemic began, remains at 238.

There has been no increase since 5pm on Wednesday, July 8, more than five weeks ago.

Nationally, a further eight people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,452.

Patients were aged between 75 and 90 years old. All had known underlying health conditions.

Their families have been informed.