Bristol coronavirus mortality rises again in latest update

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The number of coronavirus deaths in Bristol hospitals has increased by four.

The latest figures from NHS England show that 48 people died at Southmead hospital, an increase of three in two days.

And the figure at Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) increased by one, reaching 45.

This means that a total of 93 people have died with Covid-19 in hospitals in Bristol since the NHS England update yesterday (April 14).

There has been no increase in the three deaths at Weston General Hospital or the 40 deaths at Royal United Hospital in Bath.

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Yesterday we paid tribute to three people who died of a coronavirus in the Bristol area – Southmead Hospital medical assistant Maureen Ellington, Weston General Hospital employee Amarante Dias and former professor of l ‘University of Bristol John Adler.

Bristol has 354 confirmed cases of coronavirus after an increase of 21, Public Health England revealed yesterday.

The update showed that southern Gloucestershire has 219 cases, while the number of people known to have been infected in northern Somerset has increased to 120.

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 rose to 12,107 after the deaths of 778 other patients.

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