First coronavirus death in two months at Hereford hospital

ONE new coronavirus death has been recorded in hospital in Herefordshire in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 229 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Monday (June 28).

That was an increase of one compared to Sunday, when there were 228 and is the first coronavirus death at the trust since April 11.

The victim was among 18,089 deaths recorded across the midlands, which is the worst affected of England’s seven NHS regions.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: “Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure.”
Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.

Hereford Times