The location of every new Covid death at Yorkshire hospitals as total rises by five

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

Figures released by NHS England show 15 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on April 4, five of which were in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Figures released by NHS England show 15 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on April 4, five of which were in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Figures released by NHS England show 15 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on April 4, five of which were in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

The deaths were recorded between March 21 and April 4.

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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.

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 five 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

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: 1

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust: 1

According to Government data, a total of 10,837 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 4.

This equates to 197 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.

Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 110 deaths recorded in Yorkshire and The Humber where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

This equates to 227 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.