Four new deaths at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust in first update during tier restrictions in December

A total of four new Covid deaths have been recorded in hospitals run by the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust in an update released on the first day of tier restrictions in December.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 3:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 3:24 pm

Deaths were recorded where a patient either tested positive for Covid-19 or where no positive test result was received for Covid-19, but Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death at hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

Currently in the two hospitals the Trust has 122 inpatients who have tested positive for Covid-19, 13 of whom are being cared for in the Intensive Care Units.

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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

Since the start of the pandemic, 299 patients who were being cared for at the Trust and had tested positive for Covid-19, have died.

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