Lancashire hospitals record no further deaths as UK toll rises to 33,212
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 29, 2020
No new deaths were recorded at hospital trusts operating in Lancashire in today’s daily NHS figures.
It is the fourth time in the last 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 fifth time this month.
Although any day when no announcement is made is good news, it should be noted that there is regularly a delay in reporting deaths meaning each death is not reported by the NHS on the following day.
Previous weeks have also shown a lag in the recording of deaths after weekends.
As such, increases or decreases in the numbers should be treated with caution.
The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 33,212 after 23 more fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.
England reported 19 new deaths, Wales had three, Northern Ireland recorded one and Scotland reported no new deaths for the fourth consecutive day.
The overall increase of 23 is the second lowest number of deaths announced on a Monday in lockdown after 21 fatalities were reported on June 22.
In the weeks before that, 32 deaths were announced on June 15, 62 on June 8 and 115 on June 1. The highest increase on a Monday was 697 on April 13 when the UK was in the peak of its outbreak.
An NHS England spokesperson said: “A further 19 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,672.
“Patients were aged between 60 and 96 years old. All patients had known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.”
On June 29, 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 – 241
- University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 167
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 199
- Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 148
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