Lancs coronavirus NHS deaths as UK toll 11,000 higher than govt total
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 9, 2020
Ten more coronavirus deaths have been recorded across Lancashire hospital trusts, according to today’s NHS figures.
Five deaths were recorded at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals. One was recorded on June 8, two on June 7, one on June 6 and one on June 2.
East Lancashire Hospitals recorded two deaths. One patient died on June 7 and two died on June 6.
Two deaths were recorded at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals, including one on June 7 and one on June 6.
No deaths were recorded at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals.
It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 924.
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 number of UK hospital deaths has now risen to 31,988 as another 145 die.
NHS England said: “A further 129 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 27,619.
“Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years old. Three patients (aged between 78 and 93) had no known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.”
It comes as new data shows the real UK coronavirus death toll is nearly 11,000 higher than the government’s already harrowing total.
Figures compiled by the official statistical bodies of all the home nations indicates that 51,086 have died of either confirmed or suspected Covid-19.
This is significantly higher than the Department of Health’s death total of 40,597.
And the real total will be higher still because today’s data only accounts for deaths up to May 31 in Scotland and May 29 for the other UK countries.
There are also fears of an even greater title as the data showed that there have been a total of 64,000 excess deaths since the crisis unfolded.
This is the number of deaths that have occurred above what is the average for this period of the year.
In England and Wales, there were 57,961 excess deaths between March 21 and May 29 and 45,408 of these – 78% – mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate.
As grim as today’s figures are, they do show that deaths are falling.
The Office for National Statistics – which covers England and Wales – showed weekly deaths in the week ending May 29 fell to their lowest rate all year.
On June 9, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:
Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 205
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 219
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 164
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 193
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 143
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