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More than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in Lancs with 37 people dying at home

Written by on June 2, 2020

Coronavirus-related deaths in Lancashire are falling, but there were still nearly 70 in the most recent week.

In the week ending May 22, 67 people died Covid-19-related deaths in Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool), according to figures released this morning (June 1) by the Office for National Statistics.

That was down from 101 the week before.

The numbers include 47 deaths in hospitals, a fall from 63 a week before, and 17 deaths in care homes, down from 32.

The figures are based on the number of deaths registered up to May 30, where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Between the start of the outbreak and May 22, there have been 1,009 deaths across Lancashire involving Covid-19.

Of those deaths, most (722) took place in hospital, but one in four (23%) were in care homes, a total of 229.

There were also 37 deaths recorded at home, and 21 in hospices.

Separate figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), show 11 deaths involving coronavirus in care homes in Lancashire in the week ending May 29.

That was down from 19 the week before, and 38 the week before that.

Notifications about deaths in care homes are typically provided to the CQC within two to three days of death, so the numbers are more up to date than ONS figures, as death registrations take an average of 11 days.

Deaths are included based on the statement from the care home provider, so the person who died may not have had a medical diagnosis or a test result and Covid-19 may not have been mentioned on the death certificate.

The figures published this morning show a total of 243 Covid-19 related deaths were notified to the CQC by care homes between April 10 and May 29.

Deaths involving Covid-19 made up a third (31%) of all deaths in care homes over the period.

Deaths mentioning Covid-19 on dates to May 8, registered by May 16

LA // Total // Hospital // Care Home // Home // Hospice // Other communal establishment // Elsewhere

Burnley // 55 // 43 // 10 // 2 // 0 // 0 // 0

Chorley // 90 // 70 // 18 // 1 // 1 // 0 // 0

Fylde // 71 // 42 // 25 // 1 // 3 // 0 // 0

Hyndburn // 48 // 30 // 13 // 4 // 1 // 0 // 0

Lancaster // 65 // 42 // 18 // 3 // 2 // 0 // 0

Pendle // 65 // 49 // 13 // 2 // 1 // 0 // 0

Preston // 102 // 76 // 18 // 7 // 1 // 0 // 0

Ribble Valley // 20 // 16 // 3 // 0 // 1 // 0 // 0

Rossendale // 46 // 32 // 12 // 1 // 1 // 0 // 0

South Ribble // 69 // 52 // 13 // 4 // 0 // 0 // 0

West Lancashire // 104 // 62 // 39 // 3 // 0 // 0 // 0

Wyre // 85 // 60 // 21 // 3 // 1 // 0 // 0

Blackburn with Darwen // 80 // 66 // 8 // 3 // 3 // 0 // 0

Blackpool // 109 // 82 // 18 // 3 // 6 // 0 // 0

Across England and Wales, 2,589 deaths mentioned Covid-19 were registered in the week ending May 22, the lowest number of such deaths in the last seven weeks.

Overall, the number of deaths registered was 12,288; this was 2,285 less than the week before but 2,348 more than the five-year average.

The number of deaths in care homes was 1,289 higher than the five-year average, while in hospitals the number of deaths was 24 fewer than the five-year average.

Of the deaths registered by May 22, 43,837 mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate – 15% of all deaths.

Of these, 64% occurred in hospital with the remainder mainly occurring in care homes (29%), private homes (5%) and hospices (1%).

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