Coronavirus: number of deaths in Teesside drops to 180 as lockdown continues

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More coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Teesside hospitals, bringing the total number of victims to 180.

Updated NHS England figures were released on Saturday afternoon and showed that there have been a total of 10 deaths of additional patients registered in the past 24 hours.

Eight other patients under the care of the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, which manages James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, have died today.

This brings to 134 the total number of patient deaths who were treated by this trust.

Two other deaths were also recorded at the North Tees NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the North Tees University Hospital in Stockton.

The total is now 46.

So far, five people have died at Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, which runs mental health hospitals in a large area including Teesside.

Across England, a further 784 people died with a positive test for covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 13,918.

Across the UK, the total death toll is 15,464.

The patients were between 26 and 100 years old, and 38 of the 784 patients, between 44 and 96 years old, had no known underlying medical conditions.

Their families have been informed.

Figures do not include deaths outside the hospital, such as those occurring in nursing homes.

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