NHS Confirms Seventh Death Of COVID-19 At Derriford Hospital


The NHS has confirmed that another person diagnosed with COVID-19 died at Derriford Hospital.

This is the seventh coronavirus death at Plymouth university hospitals after the patient died on Monday March 30.

There have now been 44 deaths across Devon and Cornwall.

Today, one death has been confirmed at Torbay hospital, with a total of 11 deaths.

Three new deaths have also been confirmed in Cornwall, including 19 across the county.

There have been no new deaths at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital today, with seven in total.

The Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jenny Harries, previously explained why deaths were reported a few days after the patient’s death.

She said, “Every death we have is a truly sad event that involves a family and a lot of sadness. We have to make sure that when we report the family is content and knows and all of our data is absolutely accurate. ”

She added, “There is always a time lag for us to check and assess that the data across the system is linked.

“We don’t want to misrepresent the data and then correct it.

“The public would not trust us if we did this.

“As we unfortunately had to register more deaths, this period is taking longer. ”

Today, the NHS confirmed the deaths of an additional 561 people, whose test for the coronavirus (Covid-19) had died.

The total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals in England now stands at 2,698.

An NHS spokesperson said, “The patients were between 22 and 100 years old. 44 of 561 patients (aged 25 to 100) had no known underlying health conditions.

“Their families have been informed. “

Reasons why you can leave your home

People will only be allowed to leave their homes for the following very limited purposes:

– shop for basic necessities as rarely as possible

– one form of exercise per day – for example a run, a walk or a bike – alone or with members of your household;

– any medical need, to care for or help a vulnerable person; and

– commuting to and from work, but only when absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

What to do if you think you have a coronavirus

The government has announced directions to help reduce the spread of the infection, which forces anyone with symptoms of a coronavirus infection – a new continuous cough and / or high temperature (37.8 degrees centigrade or more) – stay at home for seven days from the time you indicate that their symptoms started if they lived alone, or 14 days if they live with people in a household and someone has symptoms.

This will help protect other members of the community while the person is contagious.

You don’t need to call NHS 111 to isolate yourself. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or do not improve after the isolation period, visit NHS 111 online. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111.

For a medical emergency, dial 999.

Latest government advice is available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.


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