Yorkshire hospitals record 20 new Covid deaths in daily update

A total of 20 new Covid deaths have been recorded in Yorkshire hospitals according to the latest daily update.

Figures released by NHS England show 90 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Saturday (March 6), including 20 in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The deaths were between January 17 and March 6, with the majority being on or after March 3.

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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.

10 new coronavirus deaths were recorded at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Photo: SWNS)

Patients were aged between 34 and 97. All except three, aged between 54 and 87, had known underlying health conditions.

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 20 such deaths in England.

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

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 10

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 6