The number of coronavirus deaths in Greater Manchester reaches 223 while 15 new deaths are reported

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At least 223 people with coronavirus have now died in hospitals in Greater Manchester.

This represents an increase of 15 deaths in 24 hours, according to NHS England data released today.

In the UK, there have been a total of 4,934 coronavirus-related deaths in hospitals – an increase of 621 in the past 24 hours – according to the Department of Health.

NHS England figures are published for each hospital trust.

They show that more people died at the Royal Salford Hospital than at any other in Greater Manchester.

For the second consecutive day, there have been no new coronavirus-related deaths at the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

No other deaths have also been reported to the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

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But four other patients died in the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; two at Pennine Acute hospitals; four at Salford; four at Tameside and Glossop and one at Christie.

The death toll in each of our hospital trusts is now as follows:

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – 18.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – 50.

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – 44.

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – 55.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – 15.

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – 28.

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.

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An NHS England statement said: “Another 555 people who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) died, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals in England to 4,494.

“The patients were between 33 and 103 years old. 29 of 555 patients (aged 35 to 95) had no known underlying medical condition.

“Their families have been informed. “

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