First Covid-19 deaths in four days recorded at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust

The first coronavirus deaths in four days have been recorded at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust, the latest figures show.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 3:31 pm
Updated Friday, 16th October 2020, 3:34 pm

NHS England figures show 181 people had died in hospital at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Thursday (October 15).

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That was an increase of two compared to the 179 that had been recorded at the same point on Wednesday, and the first death in four days.

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First Covid-19 deaths in four days recorded at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust

The victims were among 4,650 deaths recorded across the North East and Yorkshire.

Of 29 trusts within the region, Calderdale and Huddersfield trust has the 14th-highest death toll.

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.