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The number of deaths in hospitals and care homes in every Lancashire area

Written by on June 9, 2020

Coronavirus-related deaths in Lancashire have now reached more than 1,000.

In the week ending May 29, 65 people died Covid-19-related deaths in Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool), according to figures released this morning (June 9) by the Office for National Statistics.

That was down from 71 the week before.

The numbers include 48 deaths in hospitals, the same number as the week before, and 16 deaths in care homes, down from 20.

The figures are based on the number of deaths registered up to June 6, where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Between the start of the outbreak and May 29, there have been 1,081 deaths across Lancashire involving Covid-19.

Of those deaths, most (773) took place in hospital, but one in four (23%) were in care homes, a total of 249.

There were also 38 deaths recorded at home and 21 in hospices.

Separate figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show 10 deaths involving coronavirus in care homes in Lancashire in the week ending June 5.

That was down from 13 the week before.

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 253 Covid-19 related deaths were notified to the CQC by care homes between April 10 and June 5.

Deaths involving Covid-19 made up nearly a third (30%) of all deaths in care homes over the period.

Figures from Public Health England show one in three care homes in Lancashire have reported outbreaks of coronavirus.

There have been a total of 187 suspected or confirmed Covid-19 outbreaks reported in care homes in Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) between March 9 and May 31.

That means 35% of the 529 care homes in the area have had cases.

In the week ending May 31, there were two new suspected or confirmed outbreaks in care homes in the area.

Deaths mentioning Covid-19 on dates to May 29, registered by June 6

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

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

Chorley // 95 // 74 // 19 // 1 // 1 // 0 // 0

Fylde // 77 // 46 // 27 // 1 // 3 // 0 // 0

Hyndburn // 52 // 32 // 15 // 4 // 1 // 0 // 0

Lancaster // 66 // 42 // 19 // 3 // 2 // 0 // 0

Pendle // 67 // 51 // 13 // 2 // 1 // 0 // 0

Preston // 113 // 82 // 22 // 8 // 1 // 0 // 0

Ribble Valley // 22 // 18 // 3 // 0 // 1 // 0 // 0

Rossendale // 50 // 36 // 12 // 1 // 1 // 0 // 0

South Ribble // 78 // 60 // 14 // 4 // 0 // 0 // 0

West Lancashire // 108 // 66 // 39 // 3 // 0 // 0 // 0

Wyre // 96 // 66 // 26 // 3 // 1 // 0 // 0

Blackburn with Darwen // 85 // 70 // 9 // 3 // 3 // 0 // 0

Blackpool // 117 // 87 // 21 // 3 // 6 // 0 // 0

Up to May 29, there had been 50,107 deaths registered across the UK with Covid-19 on the death certificate.

That included 43,248 deaths in England, 3,911 in Scotland, 2,194 in Wales, and 754 in Northern Ireland.

Of the deaths registered in the week ending May 29, 1,822 mentioned Covid-19, the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the past eight weeks.

Overall, the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending May 29 was 9,824 – this was 2,464 fewer than the week before but still 20% (1,653 deaths) higher than the five-year average.

The number of deaths in care homes was 819 higher than the five-year average, while in hospitals the number of deaths was 30 fewer than the five-year average.

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