Total of 16 new Covid deaths recorded at Yorkshire hospitals in latest update

A total of 16 new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire hospitals according to the latest daily update.

Figures released by NHS England show 84 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Wednesday (March 3), including 16 in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The deaths were between November 19 2020 to March 3 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.

Testing for coronavirus (photo: PA).

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 50 such deaths in England.

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

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 3

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 2

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 2

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 3

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust: 2

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 10,503 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 4.

This equates to 190.9 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 11,819 deaths recorded in Yorkshire and The Humber where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

This equates to 214.8 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.