No covid deaths at Lancs hospitals for fourth day in a row
Written by Skywave Radio News on July 21, 2020
There have been no deaths of Covid-19 patients recorded at any Lancashire hospitals for the fourth consecutive day.
This is now the longest period with no new fatalities reported to NHS England since the start of the pandemic in March.
After so much suffering over the past few months of the crisis, hospital trusts in our region are now consistently seeing days with no further coronavirus fatalities added to their totals.
The last virus-related death reported in the county was at East Lancashire NHS Trust on July 17, taking the county’s hospital death toll 1,006.
The four other trusts have now gone longer without any further fatalities.
The death totals on Tuesday, July 21 remain as follows:
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: 237
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 248
- University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust: 169
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: 202
- Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust: 150
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Across the North West, a further eight deaths were recorded including four at Liverpool University Hospitals and four at Pennine Acute Hospitals.
This was the most of any region in the UK, ahead of London with four deaths.
The UK’s coronavirus death toll has now increased by 15 to 33,798.
A further 15 deaths were recorded in English hospitals, but there were no new fatalities logged in Scottish or Welsh hospitals.
Northern Ireland has yet to report its figures but they are expected to be zero.
Yesterday the UK recorded its lowest daily rise – six – in the hospital death toll since March 12, when two people lost their lives.
The comparatively high number of number of deaths today compared to yesterday is primarily due to a lag in reporting over the weekend.
This typically leads to a spike on Tuesdays.
NHS England said: “A further 15 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,202.
“Patients were aged between 46 and 90 years old. Five patients, aged between 46 and 84, had no known underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed.”
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