Coronavirus deaths pass 200 at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust

The number of coronavirus deaths passed 200 at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 4:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 4:28 pm

NHS England figures show 203 people had died in hospital at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (October 27).

That was an increase of four compared to Monday, when there were 199.

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It means there have been 15 deaths in the past week, up from nine the previous week.

The victims were among 5,006 deaths recorded across the North East and Yorkshire.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.