No new coronavirus deaths recorded at Yorkshire hospitals

There have been zero recorded coronavirus deaths in Yorkshire hospitals, according to the latest daily figures.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 7:18 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 7:24 pm

Two more people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital elsewhere in England, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals to 29,460, NHS England said on Monday.

The patients were aged 81 and 86, and both had known underlying health conditions.

The total number of deaths at Yorkshire hospitals stands at 2,911.

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Testing for coroanvirus (photo: Ben Birchall / PA Wire).

NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have died in hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 in England.

Since Tuesday 28 April, NHS England and NHS Improvement also reports the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result, but where Covid-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process.

This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on 24 April and subsequently.

This means the NHS England and NHS Improvement data collection provides information on all Covid-19 related (suspected and confirmed) deaths in England hospitals.

No deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result today.

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