Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust recorded one new death on May 5th and one on May 6th, bringing its total to 121.
A further 11 people with coronavirus have died in Lancashire’s hospitals. The new figures, released this afternoon (May 7) by the the five NHS trusts in the county, places the death toll at 700 for Lancashire.
In a callous crime, a burglary gang stole 80,000 face masks destined for the NHS and frontline workers. The £166,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) was taken from the warehouse of a medical supplies firm at the Trafalgar Business Park in Salford overnight. The high-quality n95 respirator masks were to be supplied to the NHS along with councils and care homes in West Yorkshire.