Two more coronavirus patient deaths reported in Norfolk’s hospitals
PUBLISHED: 14:53 15 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:41 15 May 2020
Two more people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Norfolk’s three main hospitals.
The deaths both occurred at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.
To date there have been 102 confirmed coronavirus fatalities at the JPUH with the most recent both being reported on May 13 and 14.
On Friday, a hospital spokesman confirmed the death of a third patient.
The spokesman said: “Sadly, we can confirm that three patients who were being cared for at the James Paget University Hospital, and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. Two of the patients were men, one in his 70s and the other in his 80s. Both had underlying health conditions. The third patient, a woman in her 80s, had no underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed and our thoughts and condolences are with them at this difficult and distressing time.”
No new deaths have been reported at the either of county’s other main hospitals, the Queen Elizabeth in King’s Lynn and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in Norwich.
To date, 336 people have died from coronavirus in Norfolk’s hospitals, 108 at the NNUH, 126 at the QEH and 102 at the JPUH.
In East Suffolk and North Essex, there have been 303 coronavirus related deaths in the area’s hospitals, an increase of two on the previous day.
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To date, 55 patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 have died at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.
Across the country NHS England has announced 186 new deaths of people who tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 24,345.
Of the 186 new deaths announced on today, 45 occurred on May 14, 66 occurred on May 13 and 32 occurred on May 12.
The figures also show 39 of the new deaths took place between May 1 and May 11, and four took place in April.
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 continues to have the highest number for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day, with a current total of 889.
The Department of Health confirmed 33,998 people have now died in the UK across all settings as of 5pm on Thursday.
The government have tested 1,663,492 people, of which 236,711 tested positive.
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