Lancs hospitals record zero new Covid-19 deaths as hope builds for county
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 26, 2020
Lancashire hospitals have recorded no new virus deaths in today’s NHS update.
It is the second time this week that no further deaths were reported at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals, and the third time this month.
A shocking total of 982 people have died at the county’s National Health Service Trusts after testing positive for Covid-19 so far during the pandemic.
So it will be hugely welcome news that in today’s update, there have again been no further deaths recorded across the region.
The number of new daily cases has also reduced in recent weeks with only one further case reported yesterday.
There can be a delay in reporting hospital death figures, meaning each death is not reported by the NHS on the following day.
As such, increases or decreases in the numbers should be treated with caution.
The UK coronavirus death toll today hit 43,297 as another 67 people people died in England hospitals.
The new figures come as health authorities and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned cases could rise again if people don’t follow social distancing measures.
NHS England said a further 67 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,557.
Patients were aged between 52 and 98 years old. One patient, aged 86, had no known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.
On June 26, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:
- Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 232
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 239
- University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 166
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 199
- Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 146
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