The number of patients who have died at the University Hospitals of North Midlands sites after testing positive for COVID-19 has risen to 41 – according to the latest figures released today.
The data does not break-up how many deaths were recorded at each hospital.
At the Mid-Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – which operates Leighton Hospital in Crewe as well as other sites in Northwich and Winsford – the number of deaths of people who had tested positive for coronavirus rose to 18, from 16 in yesterday’s update.
The East Cheshire NHS Trust, which operates Macclesfield District General Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford Community Hospital now has 11 deaths recorded.
Across the UK the death toll has now risen to 4,313 – with 708 more people dying in hospitals between 5pm Thursday and 5pm on Friday, according to figures released this afternoon by the Department of Health.
Of these 637 people died in England, according to NHS England – including a five-year-old child. A total of 40 of these, aged between 48 and 93, had no underlying health conditions. The total of England alone now stands at 3,939.
The Midlands – which includes Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire – saw the highest number of deaths of any region – with 212 reported in the latest update. The North West, which includes Cheshire, saw an increase of 97.
There were also 127 more deaths in London, 73 in the North East and Yorkshire, 70 in the East of England, 41 in the South East and 17 in the South West.
The UK has the fifth highest number of deaths of any country in the world – after Italy, Spain, the USA and France.
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