The location of every new Covid death at Yorkshire hospitals as total rises by 38

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There have been 38 more Covid-19 deaths recorded at Yorkshire hospitals, NHS England said on Friday.

It brings the total number of coronavirus patients to have died at hospital in Yorkshire to 3,937.

Deaths were recorded where a patient either tested positive for Covid-19 or where no positive test result was received for Covid-19, but Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

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NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death at hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

One patient died at hospital in LeedsOne patient died at hospital in Leeds
One patient died at hospital in Leeds

Deaths were recorded at the following hospital trusts:

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 1

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 3

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - 1

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - 2

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust - 6

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - 2

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 6

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 4

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - 6

Across all English hospitals, a further 208 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 35,886.

It comes as scientists report the reproduction number for coronavirus – the R value – is dropping across the UK and is potentially below one in some areas.

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The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), which advises the Government, said the R for the UK stood at 1-1.2, with its current prediction representing the situation over the last few weeks.

Experts believe the R value is below one in some places, particularly in parts of Wales and potentially parts of Scotland and the north west of England.

It is hoped that R will drop in more places next week or the week after, as people remain under lockdown restrictions.

If the R value is above one then the Covid-19 epidemic continues to grow, but if it is below one it shows the outbreak is in retreat.

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For the past few weeks, Sage has put the R value at between 1.1 and 1.3.

Those looking at case data believe the growth rate is flattening, with the number of new cases per day across the UK thought to be between 55,000 and 81,000.

This takes into account cases in care homes and hospitals as well as in the community.

Younger age groups are seeing a fall in cases, though levels are still going up in older age groups, who are at most risk from Covid-19, according to experts.

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The doubling time for the epidemic is thought to be between 28 and 63 days across the UK.

However, experts believe a high death rate may still be occurring at the end of November due to current coronavirus infections.

It comes as new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Friday show there were an estimated 654,000 people in private households in England who had Covid-19 between October 31 and November 6.

The figures are a rise from 618,700 people in the period October 25 to 31, though ONS said daily infections had stabilised at about 50,000.

The ONS said that while the infection rate has increased in recent weeks, “the rate of increase is slower than previous weeks”.

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