Nine Covid-19 deaths recorded in Yorkshire hospitals

Nine people have died in Yorkshire's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19, the latest NHS data shows.

Nine people have died in Yorkshire's hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19, the latest NHS data shows

Figures released by NHS England show 40 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on March 19, including nine in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The time taken for positive results to be received is among the potential factors in a delay between a death happening and being recorded.

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Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

The figures for the latest reporting period show there were 10 such deaths in England.

Deaths were recorded at the following hospital trusts in Yorkshire and the Humber:

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 4

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 2

According to Government data, a total of 10,810 patients across all hospital trusts and community settings in Yorkshire and the Humber have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to March 30, 2021.

This equates to 196.4 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 12,504 deaths recorded in Yorkshire and The Humber where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

This equates to 227.2 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

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