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New death figures for Lancs hospitals as healthy 13-day-old baby dies in UK

Written by on June 18, 2020

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

Both patients died at East Lancashire Hospitals. One patient died on June 12 and one died on June 16

No deaths were recorded Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals.

It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 959.

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 by 69 – the lowest rise on a Thursday during the lockdown.

England reported 62 new deaths, Wales had five, Scotland recorded two, and Northern Ireland had zero.

It is the lowest increase on a Thursday since 43 deaths were announced on March 19 in the week before the lockdown began.

The daily increases on recent Thursdays were 95 on June 11, 133 on June 4, 213 on May 28, 240 on May 21 and 256 on May 14. The largest rise on a Thursday was 891 on April 9, when the UK was in the peak of its outbreak.

The Government’s official toll of 42,153 fatalities in all settings, including care homes, will be updated later.

The latest data based on death certificates mentioning Covid-19 shows the true toll is now more than 53,000, including suspected cases.

An NHS England spokesperson said: “A further 62 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,175.

“As part of a continual process to improve the quality of the dataset recording Covid-related deaths in England hospitals, 25 records have been removed which had been reported twice in error.

“These changes have been incorporated in the data published today and are reflected in the total number of reported deaths in hospitals in England.

“Patients were aged between 13 days and 96 years old. Three patients, aged between 13 days and 83, had no known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.”

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 18, 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 – 198

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 145

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