Another eleven people who tested positive for coronavirus at two Staffordshire hospitals have died – according to the latest figures from NHS England.
A total of 155 patients have now died with Covid-19 at Royal Stoke University Hospital and Stafford’s County Hospital.
There have been at least 250 recoveries at the hospital after being diagnosed with the virus – with that figure now expected to be higher.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic one death has also been confirmed at Harplands Hospital, while another was today confirmed at the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – which operates Haywood Hospital, Cheadle Community Hospital, Leek Moorlands Hospital, Bradwell Community Hospital and others, although it is unclear which hospital the death occurred at.
Two more deaths have been confirmed at the Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Crewe‘s Leighton Hospital – bringing the figure there up to 92.
Another five deaths have been confirmed at the East Cheshire NHS Trust – which operates Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital – bringing the total there to 60.
Across the UK there have now been 18,738 Covid-19 associated deaths in hospitals – according to the latest update from the Department of Health this afternoon – with 616 more deaths confirmed in the country’s hospitals
It’s important to note that these figures are not 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 that have been 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.
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