Seven new Covid deaths recorded in Yorkshire in lowest daily increase since October

A total of seven new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire - the lowest daily increase since October.

Figures released by NHS England show 49 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Saturday (March 13), including seven in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The deaths were between Jan 10 2020 and March 13 2021.

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

A total of seven new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire - the lowest daily increase since October.

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 17 such deaths in England.

A total of 8,602 people have died with the virus in Yorkshire according to statistics.

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

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust: 1

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust: 3

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

According to Government data, a total of 10,660 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 14.

This equates to 193.7 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 12,068 deaths recorded in Yorkshire and The Humber where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

This equates to 219.3 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.