No new deaths recorded by hospitals in Lancs in daily coronavirus figures
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 15, 2020
No new deaths have been recorded at Lancashire’s hospitals in their daily coronavirus figures for the first time during lockdown.
The NHS publishes 24 hour mortality data for every hospital trust in England, charting every coronavirus death in their facility.
Today is the first time no new Covid deaths were recorded by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, 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 since lockdown began.
However, previous weeks have shown a lag in the recording of deaths after weekends.
The daily figures do not include people who died in care homes or other community settings.
So far, 949 lives have been claimed by the virus in our region’s hospitals.
The UK’s hospital death toll has risen by 32 in the second lowest increase since the lockdown began.
The figures record the coronavirus death toll reported by hospitals, with the full figure include from care homes and the community to be released later today.
England reported 28 new deaths, and Wales recorded four more deaths.
There were no new deaths reported in Northern Ireland or Scotland.
On Sunday, 36 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours – the lowest daily rise during the lockdown.
The numbers included the UK’s hospital death of 31, also the lowest single-day increase during the lockdown.
The total death toll across all settings reached 41,698 yesterday.
On June 14, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:
Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 216
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 230
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 165
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 195
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 143
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