Six new coronavirus deaths at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust

Six new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.
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NHS England figures show 463 people had died in hospital at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Monday (February 15).

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That was an increase of six compared to Sunday, when there were 457.

Six new coronavirus deaths at Calderdale and Huddersfield TrustSix new coronavirus deaths at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust
Six new coronavirus deaths at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust
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It means there have been 19 deaths in the past week, up from 12 the previous week.

The victims were among 12,052 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.

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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.