Yorkshire hospitals record 31 new coronavirus deaths

Yorkshire hospitals have recorded a further 31 deaths of patients who had tested positive for Covid-19, according to the latest daily statistics.

Figures released by NHS England show 563 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Saturday, including 31 in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The deaths took place between December 14 2020 and January 30 2021, with the time taken for positive results to be received among the potential factors in a delay between a death happening and being recorded.

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Patients were aged between 24 and 99. All except 29, aged between 34 and 97, had known underlying health conditions.

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust recorded three new coronavirus deaths

The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.

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 27 such deaths in England.

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

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 2

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 5

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 5