Wye Valley NHS Trust reports first coronavirus death for more than two months

ANOTHER coronavirus death has been reported at a hospital in Herefordshire, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 58 people had died in hospital at Wye Valley NHS Trust as of 5pm on Sunday (October 4).

The death occurred on October 3 and is the first coronavirus related death at the trust since July 15.

Across England, 10 new deaths were reported. One occurred in London, two in the midlands, four in the north east and Yorkshire, and three in the north west.

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

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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