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Lancs new hospital death toll as UK records biggest rise in two weeks

Written by on June 3, 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 June 1.

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 887.

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.

NHS England a further 179 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 27,044.

Patients were aged between 12 and 97 years old.  Four of the 179 patients (aged between 78 and 93) had no known underlying health condition. Their families have been informed.

The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 31,336 after 215 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours – the biggest increase in almost two weeks.

England reported 179 new deaths, Wales had 17, Scotland recorded 11 and Northern Ireland had eight amid fresh fears of a second wave of cases.

It is the highest daily increase since May 21, when the four UK nations reported 240 hospital deaths. The totals on recent Wednesdays were 209 on May 27, 235 on May 20, 329 on May 13, 449 on May 6 and 610 on April 29.

Wednesday’s figures were announced after the number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK passed 50,000 in all settings, including care homes, according to the latest available data.

It is far higher than the Government’s official toll of 39,369, which will be updated later on Wednesday.

The UK has the highest death toll in Europe and the second-highest total in the world, behind only the US, which had 108,083 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon.

On June 3, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancshire hospitals currently stand at:

Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 187

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 212

University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 162

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 188

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 138

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