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Lancs coronavirus hospital death toll passes 1,000 as new figures released

Written by on July 13, 2020

Four new deaths have been recorded at hospital trusts operating in Lancashire bringing the death toll to more than 1,000, according to today’s NHS figures.

All four deaths were at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and they happened on July 1, 5, 7 and 8.

It made up nearly a quarter of the total new deaths reported in England today.

No deaths were recorded at Blackpool teaching Hospitals, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

It brings the total of deaths in the relevant five Lancashire hospital trusts to 1,002.

The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased by 12 – the lowest single-day rise for four months.

England reported 11 new deaths, including the four at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, and Northern Ireland reported one death.

Scotland had no new Covid-19 deaths for the fifth consecutive day, while Wales had none for the fourth straight day.

It is the lowest daily increase since nine deaths were reported on March 13, almost two weeks before the lockdown began.

Deaths are trending down, but the latest total should be met with some caution as daily tolls announced on Mondays tend to be lower due to a lag in reporting weekend fatalities.

On recent Mondays, the death toll increased by 15 on July 6, 23 on June 29, 21 on June 22, 32 on June 15 and 62 on June 8. The biggest increase on a Monday was 697 on April 13, when the UK was in the peak of its lockdown.

On July 13, the total figures for coronavirus related deaths at Lancashire hospitals currently stand at:

  • Blackpool teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – 237
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 247
  • University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – 169
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 200
  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust – 149

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