Covid patients being treated at Calderdale hospital on the rise as more deaths are confirmed

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The number of people being treated at hospitals in Calderdale and Huddersfield with coronavirus is on the rise with more deaths confirmed at the NHS trust.

Figures released by NHS England on Monday November 9 confirmed that seven patients died at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust hospitals.

Currently in the two hospitals there are 122 inpatients who have tested positive for Covid-19, 16 of whom are being cared for in the Intensive Care Unit.

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Since the start of the pandemic, 240 patients who were being cared for at the Trust and had tested positive for Covid-19, have died.

Calderdale and Huuddersfield NHS TrustCalderdale and Huuddersfield NHS Trust
Calderdale and Huuddersfield NHS Trust

The Trust's Medical Director, Dr David Birkenhead said: “These are difficult times for all the families involved and our thoughts are with them”.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths recorded at hospitals in Yorkshire to 3,721.

A further 131 Covid patients have died elsewhere in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 34,663.

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More than 65,000 deaths involving Covid-19 have now occurred across the UK.

A total of 61,498 deaths have so far been registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to reports published last week by the Office for National Statistics, the National Records of Scotland, and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.

This breaks down as 55,796 deaths in England and Wales up to October 23 (and registered by October 31); 4,649 deaths in Scotland registered up to November 1; and 1,053 deaths in Northern Ireland up to October 30 (and registered by November 4).

But since these figures were compiled, a further 3,526 deaths are known to have occurred in the UK, according to additional data published on the Government’s coronavirus dashboard.

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The Government’s preferred measure of the official death toll, which counts only those people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, currently stands at 49,044.

This particular measure is likely to pass 50,000 later this week.

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