No new confirmed Covid deaths at Leeds Hospitals in latest update
No new Covid deaths in Leeds Hospitals have been recorded in the latest 24 hour update.
Figures released by NHS England show 537 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Thursday (February 4).
The deaths took place between December 17 2020 and February 2 2021, with the time taken for positive results to be received among the potential factors in a delay between a death happening and being recorded.
The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.
Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.
The figures for the latest reporting period show there were 44 such deaths in England.
According to Government data, a total of 1,092 patients across all hospital trusts and community settings in Leeds have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to February 5.
This equates to 137.7 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, with the highest daily total being 19 deaths on November 7 2020.
Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 1,366 deaths recorded in Leeds where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.
This equates to 172.2 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began.
How many Covid patients are being treated in Leeds hospitals?
According to Government data on healthcare, 30 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust sites on January 31 - the most recent date for which figures are available.
It brings the total number of coronavirus patients admitted to the trust's hospitals since the pandemic began to 4,514.
The highest number of admissions recorded to date was 52 patients on November 11 2020.
As of February 2, 219 of those patients remained in hospital for treatment including 29 in mechanical ventilation beds.
The highest number of Covid patients being treated on any one day was 331 on November 22 2020, with the most patients in mechanical ventilation beds being reported as 45 on April 23 2020.
Figures for the number of patients discharged are not currently provided on a daily basis.
However, the latest NHS England data shows a total of 2,357 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 were discharged between March 19 2020 and January 6 2020.
Is the number of Covid cases rising in Leeds?
According to the latest Government figures, 305 people in Leeds tested positive for Covid-19 on February 4.
It brings the total number of people who have tested positive to 53,043
The highest daily number of cases reported was 693 on October 1 2020.
How many Covid tests have been carried out in Leeds?
According to the latest Government figures, 9.7 per cent of the 21,280 people in Leeds who received a PCR test went on to receive a positive result in the week ending January 31.
The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests are lab-based and test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The figures also show that 4,987 lateral flow test results were provided on February 4 in Leeds, bringing the total to date to 84,781.
Those figures represent the number of confirmed positive, negative or void lateral flow device test results. This is a count of test results and may include multiple tests for an individual person.
Lateral flow devices test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus and are swab tests that give results in less than an hour, without needing to go to a laboratory. They have been used in trials of mass testing in schools, universities and care homes.
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