No new Covid deaths recorded in Leeds hospitals as rate drops to lowest since December

No new Covid deaths have been recorded in Leeds hospitals according to the latest daily update.

By Daniel Sheridan
Sunday, 7th February 2021, 6:46 pm

Figures released by NHS England show 410 deaths were recorded in the country's hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Saturday, including 27 in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The deaths took place between April 19 2020 and February 6 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.

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No new Covid deaths have been recorded in Leeds hospitals according to the latest daily update.

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 29 such deaths in England.

According to Government data, a total of 1,101 patients across all hospital trusts and community settings in Leeds have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to February 7.

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.

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 January 31, 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, 238 people in Leeds tested positive for Covid-19 on February 6.

It brings the total number of people who have tested positive to 53,526.

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

There were 1,625 cases confirmed in the seven days to February 2, meaning Leeds has an infection rate of 204.9 per 100,000 people.

This is a decrease of 18.6 per cent on the previous seven-day period.

How many Covid tests have been carried out in Leeds?

According to the latest Government figures, 9.4 per cent of the 19,725 people in Leeds who received a PCR test went on to receive a positive result in the week ending February 2.

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 831 lateral flow test results were provided on February 6 in Leeds, bringing the total to date to 88,980.

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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