No new Covid deaths in Leeds Hospitals in latest update

No new Covid deaths in Leeds Hospitals.have been recorded in the latest 24 hour update.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 6:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 6:12 pm

Figures released by NHS England show 1,012 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Tuesday (Jan 13).

However, none were in Leeds.

The deaths took place between May 8 2020 and January 12 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.

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No new Covid deaths in Leeds Hospitals in latest update

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 54 such deaths in England.

According to Government data, a total of 963 patients across all hospital trusts and community settings in Leeds have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to January 13.

This equates to 121 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, with the highest daily total being 16 deaths on April 4 2020.

Separate Office for National Statistics data, updated weekly, shows there have been a total of 1,240 deaths recorded in Leeds where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

This equates to 154 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, 18 patients with Covid-19 were admitted to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust sites on January 3 - 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 3,730.

The highest number of admissions recorded to date was 52 patients on November 11 2020.

As of January 5, 152 of those patients remained in hospital for treatment including 13 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 1,969 patients who tested positive for Covid-19 were discharged between March 19 2020 and December 2 2020.

Is the number of Covid cases rising in Leeds?

According to the latest Government figures, 433 people in Leeds tested positive for Covid-19 on January 13.

It brings the total number of people who have tested positive to 46,402.

The highest daily number of cases reported was 693 on October 1 2020.

There were 2,730 cases confirmed in the seven days to January 8, meaning Leeds has an infection rate of 344.2 per 100,000 people.

How many Covid tests have been carried out in Leeds?

The figures also show that 1,938 lateral flow test results were provided on January 12 in Leeds, bringing the total to date to 24,397.

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.