New death figures for Lancashire hospitals as North West worst hit again
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 12, 2020
One coronavirus death has been recorded across Lancashire hospital trusts, according to today’s NHS figures.
The patient died at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on May 13.
No deaths were recorded East Lancashire Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals
It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 936.
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 said further 70 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died with the North West once again the worst affected with 23 deaths.
This was significantly higher than other regions, with just three in the South West and four in the East of England.
The youngest death patient to die in England was just 24.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has climbed to 32,276 after 84 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours – the lowest rise on a Friday since the week before the lockdown.
Daily death tolls on recent Fridays were 142 on June 5, 177 on May 29, 155 on May 22, 256 on May 15, and 414 on May 8. The most deaths reported on a Friday was 953 on April 10.
The Government will update its official Covid-19 toll, which stood at 41,279 deaths in all settings including care homes, later today.
On June 12, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:
Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 210
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 223
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 165
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 194
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 143
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