Preston and Chorley hospitals record most new deaths in latest UK figures
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 19, 2020
Five more people have died at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, according to the latest figures from NHS England.
This is the biggest death toll rise announced by any UK hospital trust today (June 19).
Five patients died from Covid-19, including four on June 14 and one on June 13.
It brings their death toll to 235.
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.
Elsewhere in Lancashire, Blackpool teaching Hospitals recorded two more deaths. One patient died on June 4 and one on June 8.
No deaths were recorded University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals and Ormskirk Hospitals.
It brings the Lancashire hospitals death toll to 966.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 32,710 after 57 more deaths were reported in 24 hours – the lowest increase on a Friday during the lockdown.
England reported 46 new deaths, with the North West again the worst affected with 17 deaths.
Scotland recorded six deaths, Wales recorded four and Northern Ireland had one.
It is the lowest increase on a Friday since 36 fatalities were reported on March 20, the week before the lockdown began.
On recent Fridays, hospital deaths climbed by 84 on June 12, 142 on June 5, 177 on May 29, 155 on May 22 and 256 on May 15.
The biggest rise on a Friday was 953on April 10 as the UK was in the deadliest days of its outbreak.
The figures came after the UK’s coronavirus alert level was reduced for the first time since lockdown – going from four to three after a “steady” and continuing decrease in cases in all four nations.
An NHS England spokesperson said: “A further 46 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28, 221.
“Patients were aged between 12 and 97 years old. Two patients, aged 65 and 85, had no known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.”
On June 19, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:
Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 223
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 235
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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