Coronavirus kills 23 more in Greater Manchester hospitals – at least 246 people have died in the region


At least 246 people with coronavirus have now died in hospitals in Greater Manchester.

The death toll in the region has increased by 23 deaths in 24 hours, data from the NHS England released today (Monday) showed.

NHS England figures are published for each hospital trust.

Other deaths have been announced at the Royal Bolton, the Manchester Univeristy NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), the Pennine Acute NHS Trust and the Stepping Hill Hospital.

The Royal Bolton has recorded nine new deaths from coronaviruses while Stepping Hill has announced five more.

There were three other deaths in MFT hospitals, four more in Tameside and two more in Pennine Acute.

A total of 4,897 people died in English hospitals after being tested positive for the virus.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – 27

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – 53

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – 46

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – 5

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – 20

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – 32

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust – 2

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust – 11

Some of the larger trusts operate multiple hospitals in Greater Manchester.

The University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust oversees the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Wythenshawe Hospital and Trafford General, while Pennine Acute is in charge of North Manchester General Hospital, Fairfield Hospital, Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.

Government figures relate to patients who died in hospital and do not include deaths in the community, for example in nursing homes, so the true death toll will be higher.

A statement published by NHS England said: “Another 403 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 4,897.

“The patients were between 35 and 106 years old. 15 of 403 patients (aged 52 to 94) had no known underlying medical condition.

“Their families have been informed. “

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