Number of coronavirus deaths at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hospitals rises to 10

The total number of deaths in patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 coronavirus at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hospitals has risen to 10.

By Corinne Macdonald
Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 4:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 4:10 pm

The Trust runs both Scarborough and York Hospitals.

New data released today by NHS England lists the total number of deaths in hospitals for each NHS Trust in England.

So far, 10 patients have sadly passed away at the at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust hospitals, though it is not yet known how many of these took place in Scarborough.

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Scarborough Hospital. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

The Scarborough News has asked the Trust for these details and will report when they respond.

The Trust did confirm a death in a Covid-19 patient at Scarborough Hospital on March 27.

A spokeswoman said: "Sadly, we can confirm that a patient being cared for at Scarborough Hospital who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with their family at this difficult and distressing time."

A table showing the daily number of deaths.

These latest figures may not give the whole picture of deaths related to the virus in the community as they do not include those who have passed away in care homes or at home.

The Office for National Statistics is releasing details of all deaths related to the virus after they have been registered, though there is an 11 day delay between a death being registered and the ONS publishing it.

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