Further 44 coronavirus deaths recorded at Yorkshire hospitals

A further 44 people have died in Yorkshire hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

NHS England confirmed the deaths in figures released on Wednesday, December 15.

It releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death at hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

Deaths occurred at the following hospital trusts.

Coronavirus testing (photo: PA).Coronavirus testing (photo: PA).
Coronavirus testing (photo: PA).

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 9

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 10

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - 3

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 6

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 2

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The current Covid death toll in Yorkshire hospitals is now 5,437.

The total across Leeds hospitals is 648 deaths.

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

Today's figures show 384 deaths across English hospitals.

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.