A 59-year-old man has become the first confirmed coronavirus-related death in Warrington.
The man, who is believed to have had underlying health conditions man had tested positive for covid-19 and died in Warrington Hospital on Thursday (March 19).
The hospital’s chief executive Professor Simon Constable said: “We can confirm that, sadly, a 59-year old male patient has passed away at Warrington Hospital on Thursday, March 19.
“The patient had tested positive for covid-19.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”
Meanwhile the latest official government statistics, report four people in Warrington have tested positive for coronavirus.
A number of others have presented with symptoms while others are self-isolating after showing symptoms but have not been tested.
It is understood that the first person to test positive in Warrington after returning from Italy has now fully recovered after an eight day period.