Bristol coronavirus deaths continue to rise – latest figures

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The number of coronavirus deaths in Bristol hospitals has risen to 96, according to the latest figures from NHS England.

The update released yesterday (April 15) indicates that there have been 50 deaths with Covid-19 at Southmead Hospital, up two from the previous day’s figures.

And the figure at Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) increased by one, reaching 46.

That means a total of 96 people died from coronavirus in Bristol hospitals, according to NHS England.

Another person died at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, bringing the total to 41, while there has been no increase in the three deaths at Weston General Hospital.

In recent days, we have paid tribute to three people who died of coronavirus in the Bristol area – Southmead Hospital medical assistant Maureen Ellington, Weston General Hospital employee Amarante Dias and former professor from the University of Bristol John Adler.

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Bristol has 369 confirmed cases of coronavirus after an increase of 15, Public Health England revealed yesterday.

The update showed that southern Gloucestershire had 222 cases after an increase of three, while the number of people known to have been infected in North Somerset jumped from four to 124.

The actual figure is likely to be in the thousands, as the government only tests certain NHS patients and workers.

The death toll from Covid-19 across the country has risen to 12,958 after the deaths of 761 patients.

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