Calderdale and Huddersfield coronavirus death toll soars as latest Yorkshire figures released

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Deaths from coronaviruses recorded in Yorkshire increased again – those at Calderdale and Huddersfield increasing the most.

NHS England has confirmed that 14 Yorkshire patients have recorded coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, compared to 31 reported yesterday.

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has reported that four patients have died in the past 24 hours, but their total number of deaths is now 19, according to new data released today.

There were only two yesterday – the first deaths officially announced for the region. As previously reported, one of the deaths was confirmed by Philip Carlin with tributes paid to him earlier today.

NHS England said the reason for the big jump was because more post-mortems were done and tests found Covid-19, causing the data to change.

Across the UK, the death toll continues to rise, with 684 people reported as having died at Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

This brings the total number of confirmed deaths in the UK to 3,605.

A total of 3,302 of them were in England. The patients were between 24 and 100 years old. 34 of 604 patients (aged 27 to 92) had no known underlying medical condition.

Deaths in Yorkshire confirmed within the past 24 hours

Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 2

Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust: 4 (19 total)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: 2

Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust: 2

Sheffield NHS Foundation Trust Teaching Hospitals: 1

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust: 1

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 1

More people have died from coronaviruses in the UK than in China, where the official death toll is currently 3,326.

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