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COVID-19 - Confirmation of patient deaths

Last updated 21/04/2021


“Sadly, we can confirm that 1,460 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

"Five of those deaths have been announced since last Wednesday (14 April). The patients’ ages ranged between those in their 70s to those in their 90s.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the patients at this very difficult and distressing time."


Notes to Editors

  • Confirmation of COVID-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days.  More information is available at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/
  • For the total death numbers at Leicester’s Hospitals after today, Wednesday 21 April, please refer to the nationally announced death statistics through NHS England: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-deaths/

  • Media inquiries can be emailed to: communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk