At least 1,720 people in Greater Manchester have died from coronavirus


Another 18 people died from coronaviruses in Greater Manchester, according to NHS data.

It brings the number of deaths in hospitals in the region to 1720.

These are the most up-to-date figures released by the NHS England for hospital deaths, but the total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in the wider community is likely to be much higher.

There were eight other coronavirus-related deaths at the University of Manchester’s NHS Foundation Trust, while Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust recorded four other deaths. Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust each recorded two additional deaths.

Bolton and Stockport each recorded one more death. Salford Royal has had no Covid-19 deaths for the eighth time in the past nine days.

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The total number of deaths from coronavirus in Greater Manchester hospital trusts as of May 21 is now:

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – 202
  • NHS Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation – 9
  • University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust – 360
  • NHS Nightingale North West – 2
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – 416
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust – 5
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – 162
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – 176
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – 144
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust – 13
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust – 231

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 responsible for North Manchester General Hospital, Fairfield Hospital, Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.

The Department of Health said 36,042 people had died in hospitals, nursing homes and the wider community after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK on Wednesday at 5 p.m., 338 more than 35 704 the day before.

In the 24-hour period until 9:00 am Thursday, 128,340 tests were completed or dispatched, with a total of 67,681 people tested with 2,615 positive results.

A total of 3,090,566 tests were performed and 250,908 cases were confirmed positive.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on Wednesday showed that the number of deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK has exceeded 44,500.

This number includes deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, including suspected cases.

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