Seven more patients have died at Lancashire’s hospitals after testing positive for Covid-19.
It brings the county’s hospital death toll since the start of the pandemic in March to 1,408.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages Preston and Chorley hospitals, recorded four deaths.
Two patients died on November 5, one died on November 6 and one died on November 7.
University Hospitals Of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust recorded two deaths on November 6 and one death on November 7.
In the latest NHS England update released this afternoon (November 8), no further deaths were recorded at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals or Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.
Each day the NHS in England publishes the number of deaths recorded by each hospital trust in the last 24-hour period.
These are deaths where the person had tested positive for the virus or where COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.
NHS England’s daily figures sometimes include previously uncounted deaths that took place several days – or even weeks ago.
They do not include deaths in care homes or community settings.
Total coronavirus deaths across Lancashire’s five NHS hospital trusts as of Sunday, November 8:
The number of coronavirus patients to die in UK hospitals has risen by 151.
The figure includes 122 deaths in England, with 23 in the North West, 19 in Wales, three in Scotland and seven in Northern Ireland.
A week ago 137 hospital fatalities were confirmed, while a fortnight ago that figure was 90.
A month ago, on October 8, health authorities said 58 people had died after contracting Covid-19.
In the past 24 hours the number of confirmed cases passed 50 million, while the global death toll stands at around 1.25 million.
Latest Department of Health data puts the death toll in all settings at 48,888, although the virus has been mentioned on more than 62,000 since the start of the pandemic.
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