Four new coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire as county total approaches 3,000

A total of four new coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire.

According to latest figures, the death toll in the county now stands at 2,971.

A death in Leeds hospitals was among the daily figures released on Thursday (Oct 1).

The total number of deaths in Leeds hospitals is now 346.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust all recorded a single new coronavirus death in the latest update.

NHS England publishes the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for COVID-19 in England.

Since Tuesday, April 28, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no COVID-19 positive test result, but where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process.

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