Further nine coronavirus patients have died in Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract hospitals

Nine new deaths from coronavirus have been confirmed in Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract hospitals according to new figures.

Monday, 20th April 2020, 3:06 pm

A further 43 people have died in Yorkshire hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus, NHS England has confirmed.

It brings the total confirmed death toll in Yorkshire hospitals to 1,130.

A further 429 coronavirus deaths have been announced in hospitals in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 14,829.

Dewsbury and District Hospital

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.

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.

The figures published today by NHS England show April 8 currently has the highest total for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day - 803 - although this could change in future updates.

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

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - 3 (51)

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 1 (47)

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4 (88)

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - 5 (104)

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 0 (56)

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust - 0 (31)

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 3 (51)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 2 (126)

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 9 (126)

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - 2 (30)

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 2 (64)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 6 (144)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - (134)

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 6 (70)