Another 711 people have died in hospitals in England after contracting coronavirus – bringing the total number of deaths to 18,084– according to the Department of Health.
NHS England has announced 711 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 18,084.
Of the deaths 105 occurred on April 24, 236 on April 23, and 66 on April 22/
The figures also show 235 of the new deaths took place between April 1 and April 21 while the remaining 69 deaths occurred in March, with the earliest new death taking place on March 11.
It’s important to note that this isn’t the number of people who have died in the last 24 hours – it’s the number of people who have died in hospital having contracted coronavirus, included in today’s publicly released figures by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.
Many hospitals will not report deaths that happened over the weekend until the middle of the following week.
The real number of fatalities – including those in care homes, at home etc. – will be higher.
As of yesterday, there were 361 confirmed cases in Stoke-on-Trent, 1,455 in the rest of Staffordshire and 702 in Cheshire East – although as always the actual number of cases will be far higher. We expect updated numbers later this afternoon.
Today’s figures for deaths at local hospitals are also expected later, but as of Friday NHS England reported 158 people had died with Covid-19 at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – which runs the Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.
One death has also been confirmed at Harplands Hospital and two deaths have been recorded at the Midlands Partnership NHS Trust.
A total of 96 people have died at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Leighton Hospital in Crewe, and another 63 at East Cheshire NHS Trust – which includes Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital.
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