Five Kent NHS trusts record no new coronavirus deaths in hospitals


Five of Kent’s six NHS hospital trusts have not recorded any new deaths from coronavirus in the latest figures released yesterday (May 26).

Tragically, nine patients who were treated at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust were confirmed to have died from COVID-19.

NHS England data shows the number of people who died from the infection in county hospitals.

The NHS trusts of Dartford and Gravesham and Medway last recorded a death from coronavirus on May 23 when two and six deaths were confirmed respectively.

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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust last recorded a death from COVID-19 on May 20 when four people were confirmed.

A total of 727 people died from hospitals in Kent due to the virus. Take a look at the full breakdown of each trust below.

Coronavirus deaths in Kent hospitals

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust: 170 deaths

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust: 273

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes the William Harvey and the QEQM, has recorded the most deaths from COVID-19

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust: 1

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust: 30

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust: 101

Trust Medway NHS Foundation: 152

There are seven NHS trusts in Kent, but only six of them are hospital trusts.

The other is the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, which has not had any deaths related to COVID-19.

NHS England data do not include deaths outside of hospitals.

See the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics here which show how many patients have died in other places in Kent, including nursing homes, hospices, homes and elsewhere.

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