Lancashire sees lowest hospital death toll rise since March
Written by Skywave Radio News on May 29, 2020
One more coronavirus death has been recorded at Lancashire hospitals, according to today’s NHS figures.
The patient died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on May 27.
No deaths were recorded at East Lancashire Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Preston and Chorley, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay and Southport and Ormskirk hospitals.
It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 860.
The figures which are released each day often include previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.
This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 30,553 after 177 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours.
England reported 149 new deaths, Scotland had 15, Wales recorded 10 and Northern Ireland had three.
Friday’s daily rise of 177 is down from 213 on Thursday and 209 on Wednesday.
Recent Friday totals were 155 on May 22, 256 on May 15, 414 on May 8, 427 on May 1 and 776 on April 24.
The Government’s official toll – previously 37,837 deaths in all settings, including care homes – will be updated later today.
On May 29, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancshire hospitals currently stand at:
Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 178
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 199
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 160
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 185
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 138