Details and locations of 37 coronavirus deaths in Lancashire


Seven other people treated for a coronavirus in Lancashire have unfortunately died.

The latest figures were announced by NHS England today (April 1), as the death toll in the UK increased by 569 in 24 hours.

More than 33,000 cases of Covid-19 have appeared in the UK since the start of the pandemic and there have been tragically more than 2,900 deaths.

There are now 528 cases in Lancashire, including 12 new patients in Blackburn with Darwen.

Thirty-seven people are known to have died of the virus in county hospitals since March 23.

New deaths have been confirmed today in Blackpool, East Lancashire, Southport and Ormskirk.

Based on the latest reports from the NHS and Public Health England, LancsLive has broken down the number of deaths by the NHS trust.

Morecambe Bay University Hospitals NHS Trust

A total of 31 people died in hospitals managed by the Trust.

Ten of them died in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and all of them had underlying health conditions.

Five other deaths have been confirmed to the Trust today by NHS England, two of which were recorded on March 30 and three on April 1.

However, the data do not specify in which hospitals the deaths occurred.

Yesterday, four deaths at the RLI were announced by the Trust, including a man of 81 years and three women of 76, 82 and 88 years.

The Trust confirmed on Friday March 27 that a 90-year-old man and an 89-year-old woman died after being tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital.

Over the weekend, three more deaths were recorded by the Trust, including a 72-year-old man, a 79-year-old woman and an 80-year-old woman.

On Monday, March 30, the Trust said that a 78-year-old woman had become the sixth patient in the Lancaster’s infirmary to die from the virus.

Since April 1, the Trust has restricted access to its hospitals to protect staff and patients. The Oncology Department and the Fracture Clinic will be temporarily relocated to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to allow for expansion of the emergency department.

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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Eight patients died in hospitals in Southport and Ormskirk.

Data from Public Health England shows that three deaths were recorded yesterday and today at Southport and the Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

The data do not specify in which hospitals the deaths occurred.

The Trust covers the Southport and Formby District General Hospital and the Ormskirk District General Hospital.

Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust declined to comment on the figures.

Blackpool NHS Trust Teaching Hospitals

Two other people died at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, the NHS confirmed today.

An 88-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman died after being tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, the trust confirmed that two other patients, an 82-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, died after testing positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, a 64-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman died and an 80-year-old woman died on Sunday, March 29.

East Lancashire NHS Trust Hospitals

A total of four people died in hospitals in eastern Lancashire after contracting a coronavirus.

Two new deaths have been confirmed today. They were recorded on March 28 and 29, according to the NHS England.

The data do not specify in which hospitals the new deaths occurred.

The five hospitals managed by this trust are the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, the Burnley General Teaching Hospital, the Clitheroe Community Hospital, Accrington Victoria and the Pendle Community Hospital.

Bill Smith of Great Harwood and William Laycock of Accrington were the first two patients at the Royal Blackburn Hospital to die from a coronavirus.

Smith was the first Lancashire victim to be officially identified on March 23, but Laycock’s daughter later confirmed that her father died “very peacefully” shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at age 90 , 90 days after being sick.

Lancashire NHS Trust Teaching Hospitals

Eight patients died in Lancashire teaching hospitals, and no new deaths have been announced today.

Data from Public Health England shows that three new deaths were recorded yesterday at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The two hospitals managed by this trust are the Royal Preston Hospital and the Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

The first two deaths were confirmed on Friday March 27 and were followed by a third death on Monday March 30 and two more on Tuesday March 31.

The Trust gave no details on the eight people who died.

LancsLive has contacted the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for comments.


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