Another 33 people have died in Lancashire’s hospitals after contracting coronavirus

A further 33 people have died in Lancashire’s hospitals after contracting coronavirus.

It means the region’s hospital death toll now stands at 2,861.

These are cases where a patient has tested positive within 28 days of their death or where Covid-19 is mentioned on their death certificate.

They do not include deaths in care homes or community settings.

New NHS England data released this afternoon (January 26) shows a further 13 deaths were recorded at East Lancashire Hospitals trust.

Four patients died on January 22, six on January 23, one on January 24 and two on January 25.

Blackpool teaching Hospitals recorded 11 more deaths, including one on January 21, two on January 22, five on January 23 and three on January 24.

Five deaths were recorded at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. One patient died on January 22, one on January 23 and three on January 24.

University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay hospitals recorded two deaths on January 24 and two on January 25.

No further deaths were recorded at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

Total coronavirus deaths across Lancashire’s five NHS hospital trusts as of Tuesday, January 26

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 651 deaths
  • East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: 847 deaths
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 571 deaths
  • Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust: 325 deaths
  • University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust: 467 deaths

The number of lives lost to Covid-19 in UK hospitals has risen by 986.

Health authorities announced a further 875 deaths in England, 87 in Scotland, eight in Wales and 16 in Northern Ireland.

The youngest patient in England was aged 33, the NHS confirmed, while the oldest was 101.

Of those who died in England, 21 had no known underlying health conditions.

The heartbreaking figures come as new data reveals the UK’s death toll since the start of the pandemic has topped 100,000.

Just four other countries have lost more citizens to the virus – the USA, India, Mexico and Brazil.

Data released this morning reveals that by January 15, coronavirus had been mentioned on 103,704 death certificates.

A further 7,698 deaths have been confirmed since – meaning the total now stands at around 115,782.

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