Further Covid deaths at NHS trust running Dewsbury hospital confirmed

A further 36 people have died at hospital in Yorkshire after testing positive for Covid-19.

By Ian Hirst
Monday, 9th November 2020, 3:48 pm
Updated Monday, 9th November 2020, 3:54 pm

Figures released by NHS England on Monday November 9 confirmed that seven people died in hospitals in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which covers Wakefield, Dewsbury and Pontefract.

It brings the total number of Covid-19 deaths recorded at hospitals in Yorkshire to 3,721.

A further 131 Covid patients have died elsewhere in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 34,663.

Dewsbury hospital

More than 65,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred across the UK.

A total of 61,498 deaths have so far been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to reports published last week by the Office for National Statistics, the National Records of Scotland, and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

This breaks down as 55,796 deaths in England and Wales up to October 23 (and registered by October 31); 4,649 deaths in Scotland registered up to November 1; and 1,053 deaths in Northern Ireland up to October 30 (and registered by November 4).

But since these figures were compiled, a further 3,526 deaths are known to have occurred in the UK, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

The Government’s preferred measure of the official death toll, which counts only those people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, currently stands at 49,044.

This particular measure is likely to pass 50,000 later this week.