Thirteen more people have died in hospitals across Lancashire after testing positive for coronavirus.
The region’s death toll has now reached 1,253, according to the latest NHS figures published this afternoon (October 28).
There can be a delay in reporting figures, meaning each death is not reported by the NHS on the following day.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals recorded the biggest rise in new fatalities with seven.
They include four deaths on October 26, two deaths on October 27 and one death on October 25.
East Lancashire Hospitals, which manages hospitals in Blackburn and Burnley, recorded one death on October 25 and one death on October 27.
There were two deaths at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on October 27.
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay also recorded two deaths, including one on October 25 and one on October 26.
There were no further deaths recorded at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages hospitals in Preston and Chorley, for the second consecutive day.
Each day the NHS in England publishes the number of deaths recorded by each hospital trust in the last 24-hour period.
These are deaths where the person had tested positive for the virus or where COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.
NHS England’s daily figures sometimes include previously uncounted deaths that took place several days – or even weeks ago.
They do not include deaths in care homes or community settings.
Total coronavirus deaths across Lancashire’s five NHS hospital trusts as of Wednesday, October 27:
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 285 deaths
- East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: 268 deaths
- Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 288 deaths
- Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust: 189 deaths
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust: 210 deaths
The number of people who have died in the UK’s hospital with coronavirus has risen by 248.
Of that number 174 died in England, including 50 in the North West.
There were also 28 in Scotland, 37 in Wales and nine in Northern Ireland.
Two weeks ago 97 people died in hospital from Covid-19, while that figure stood at 141 last Wednesday.
By way of comparison, in April close to 1,000 people were dying in hospitals a day.
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