THERE are now 25 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Halton.

According to the latest Government figures, 25 people have tested positive for the virus.

Of course, many more people are likely to have the illness at home where they are self-isolating.

It was also confirmed that three patients have died with coronavirus at Whiston Hospital.

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Whiston Hospital, said it will not comment on individual cases but they are the first three at the hospital.

Nationally, there are more than 25,000 people with the virus with more than 1,700 deaths in the UK.