Five further Covid-related deaths recorded in Devon hospitals

Five people recently died in Devon’s hospitals with Covid-19, new figures have revealed.

The NHS England latest data shows which NHS trusts reported Covid-19 related deaths in 24 hours up to 4pm on Friday, January 1.

It states that five deaths were recorded in Devon’s hospital. One was recorded on New Year’s Eve at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, three at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (two on New Year’s Eve and one on New Year’s Day) and one at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust on December 30.

The data also reveals that a patient died with coronavirus in a Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on Christmas Day.

A spokesperson for NHS England said: “A further 383 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 51,051.

“Patients were aged between 27 and 100 years old. All except 11 (aged 36 to 95 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

“Date of death ranges from 18 November 2020 to 1 January 2021 with the majority being on or after 29 December.

“Their families have been informed.”

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

East of England – 74

London – 81

Midlands – 77

North East & Yorkshire – 46

North West – 16

South East – 66

South West – 23

TOTAL 383

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