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New death figures for Lancs hospitals as UK toll to pass 42,000

Written by on June 17, 2020

Two more coronavirus deaths were recorded across Lancashire hospital trusts, according to today’s NHS figures.

Both patients died at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals on June 15.

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 Blackpool Teaching Hospitals.

It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 957.

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 UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 32,609 after 97 more fatalities were reported – the lowest rise on a Wednesday during the lockdown.

England reported 77 new deaths on Wednesday, Wales had 10, Scotland recorded nine and Northern Ireland had one amid ongoing concerns Britain could see a devastating second wave of Covid-19.

Recent Wednesdays saw daily increases of 109 on June 10, 215 on June 3, 209 on May 27, 235 on May 20 and 329 on May 13.

The highest rise on a Wednesday was 936 on April 8 when the UK was in the deadliest days of its outbrea

The Government’s official toll of 41,969 is expected to pass 42,000 in all settings, including care homes, when it is updated later.

However, the UK’s true total is now more than 53,000, according to the latest data based on death certificates where Covid-19 was mentioned as a cause, including suspected cases.

NHS England reported 77 new hospital deaths, bringing the country’s total to 28,138.

The latest victims were aged between 29 and 98.

On June 17, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:

Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 221

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 230

University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 165

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 196

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 145

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