Yorkshire hospitals record highest daily coronavirus death total in more than a week

A further 13 people have died at hospital in Yorkshire after testing positive for Covid-19, the latest NHS England figures confirm.

It's the largest daily increase in coronavirus deaths since Tuesday, June 16 - when 20 new deaths were recorded at Yorkshire's hospitals.

NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

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This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated.

A further 13 people have died at hospital in Yorkshire after testing positive for Covid-19

A total of 2,815 people have now died at hospitals across the region after testing positive for coronavirus.

The new deaths confirmed across each hospital trust in Yorkshire are as follows:

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 2

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 1

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 1

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1