Kent coronavirus: more than 100 people have died from COVID-19 in Kent hospitals


The number of coronavirus patients who died in Kent hospitals has risen to over 100.

The latest figures released at 2 p.m. today (April 8) now indicate the number of deaths recorded in county hospital trusts to 108, an increase of 19 from 89 yesterday (April 7).

Across England, an additional 828 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of England to 6,483. Death figures for the whole of the United Kingdom have not yet been updated. day.

An NHS England statement said of the latest deaths nationwide: “The patients were between 22 and 103 years of age. 46 of 828 patients (aged 35 to 96) had no known underlying medical condition.

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“Their families have been informed. “

Among Kent’s hospital trusts, of which there are five, the NHS Foundation Trust at East Kent Hospitals recorded the largest increase in deaths, from 37 to 47, the highest in the county.

Five new deaths were announced at sites operated by the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, while there was no increase in deaths at the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust facilities.

It is important to note that the figures published do not include deaths outside hospitals, for example those in nursing homes.

For a full breakdown of the Kent patient death update, see the figures below.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Death: 13 (no increase)

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Death: 47 (increase of 10)

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Death: 2 (increase of one)

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Death: 30 (increase from three)

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Death: 16 (increase from five)

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday April 7, 55,242 had tested positive for COVID-19, according to figures from the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

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