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Full figures for Covid-19 deaths in Lancs across all settings

Written by on June 16, 2020

Coronavirus-related deaths are continuing to fall in Lancashire, according to new figures released released this morning (June 16) by the Office for National Statistics.

In the week ending June 5, 40 people died Covid-19-related deaths in Lancashire, including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool).

That was down from 65 the week before, and 72 the week before that.

Covid-19-related deaths in the area have fallen from a peak of 184 in the week ending April 17.

The numbers for the week ending June 5 include 25 deaths in hospitals, a fall from 48 a week before, and 12 deaths in care homes, down from 16.

The figures are based on the number of deaths registered up to June 13, where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

Between the start of the outbreak and June 5, there have been 1,122 deaths across Lancashire involving Covid-19.

Of those deaths, most (798) took place in hospital, with 261 in care homes.

There were also 40 deaths recorded at home, and 23 in hospices.

Separate figures from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), show 6 deaths involving coronavirus in care homes in Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool) in the week ending June 12.

That was down from 10 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 259 Covid-19 related deaths were notified to the CQC by care homes between April 10 and June 12.

Deaths involving Covid-19 made up 29% of all deaths in care homes over the period.

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 June 7.

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

In the most recent week (ending June 7), there were 1 new suspected or confirmed outbreaks in care homes in the area.

Deaths mentioning Covid-19 on dates to June 5, registered by June 13

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

Burnley // 56 // 43 // 11 // 2 // 0 // 0 // 0

Chorley // 100 // 79 // 19 // 1 // 1 // 0 // 0

Fylde // 79 // 47 // 28 // 1 // 3 // 0 // 0

Hyndburn // 54 // 32 // 16 // 5 // 1 // 0 // 0

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

Pendle // 70 // 52 // 15 // 2 // 1 // 0 // 0

Preston // 118 // 83 // 25 // 9 // 1 // 0 // 0

Ribble Valley // 23 // 18 // 4 // 0 // 1 // 0 // 0

Rossendale // 51 // 37 // 12 // 1 // 1 // 0 // 0

South Ribble // 82 // 64 // 14 // 4 // 0 // 0 // 0

West Lancashire // 109 // 67 // 39 // 3 // 0 // 0 // 0

Wyre // 104 // 71 // 27 // 3 // 3 // 0 // 0

Blackburn with Darwen // 86 // 71 // 9 // 3 // 3 // 0 // 0

Blackpool // 124 // 92 // 23 // 3 // 6 // 0 // 0

Up to June 5, there had been 51,804 deaths registered across the UK with Covid-19 on the death certificate.

That included 44,736 deaths in England, 4,000 in Scotland, 2,294 in Wales, and 774 in Northern Ireland.

Of the deaths registered in the week ending June 5, 1,588 mentioned Covid-19, the lowest number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the past nine weeks.

Overall, the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending June 5 was 10,709 – 885 higher than the week before and 7.3% (732 deaths) higher than the five-year average.

The ONS said the increase is likely due to the Late May Bank Holiday, which occurred in the preceding week.

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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