Yorkshire hospitals record seven new Covid deaths in latest NHS update

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

Figures released by NHS England show 34 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on April 9, including seven in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The deaths were recorded between December 6, 2020 and April 9, 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.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recorded five new Covid deaths

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 28 such deaths in England.

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

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 5

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

According to Government data, a total of 10,868 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 April 10.

This equates to 197.5 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 12,570 deaths recorded in Yorkshire and The Humber where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

This equates to 228.4 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.