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COVID-19 - Confirmation of patient deaths

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COVID-19 - Confirmation of patient deaths
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Press release date01/07/2020
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Last updated 01/07/20
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"Sadly, we can confirm that 399 patients being cared for at our hospitals, and who had tested positive for COVID-19, have died. 


"Seven of those deaths have been announced since last Wednesday (24 June).  The ages of the patients range between those in their 20s to those in their 80s.


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


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Notes to editors

  • The Trust will not be giving out any further information on these patients
  • The media are asked to respect the wishes of the families, and the interests of staff at the hospital to avoid any disruption to operational services
  • Confirmation of COVID-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days. 
  • The Trust is now making death announcements weekly, with the latest statement available on a Wednesday after 2pm.  Nationally, death figures continue to be reported daily. 
  • More information on central data reporting can be found at https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-daily-death

 

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