Yorkshire hospitals record 11 new Covid deaths in latest NHS update

A total of 11 new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire, according to the latest NHS figures.

Figures released by NHS England show 43 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on April 1, including 11 in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The deaths were recorded between January 10 and April 1.

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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.

Five new Covid deaths were recorded at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Five new Covid deaths were recorded at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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 12 such deaths in England.

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

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 5

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 1

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 1

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1

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