Further 66 coronavirus deaths confirmed in Yorkshire as region's NHS Nightingale hospital opens

This article relates to NHS England figures on Tuesday, April 21.

For the latest update on coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire hospitals click here

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A further 66 people have died in Yorkshire hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus, NHS England has confirmed.

A further 66 coronavirus deaths have sadly been confirmed in Yorkshire hospitals (Photo: PA Wire)

The update brings the total confirmed death toll in Yorkshire hospitals to 1,196.

It comes as the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and the Humber hospital opens today, providing 500 extra critical care beds for the entire region.

In England, a further 778 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been announced, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 15,607.

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

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated.

The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 currently has the highest total for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day - 815 - although this could change in future updates.

The new deaths confirmed across each hospital trust in Yorkshire are as follows:

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - 0

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust - 0

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 8

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 4

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - 0

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 8

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 11

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - 6

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - 0

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust - 0

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 7

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 4

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