Kent coronavirus: NHS confirms that more than 630 people with COVID-19 have died in hospitals in Kent


More than 630 people have lost their lives after being tested positive for COVID-19 in hospitals in Kent.

NHS England confirmed that there were 38 other deaths in county hospitals last week (ending May 10).

No other deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data released today (May 11).

A total of 636 people died in one of Kent’s six hospital trusts after contracting a coronavirus.

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East Kent Hospitals, which manage both William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and QEQM in Margate, have the highest fatality trust in Kent.

According to the latest NHS figures, some 217 people lost their lives after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

Of this total, 28 died last week.

At Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, 161 people died after being tested positive for the coronavirus. Two deaths were announced last week.

At the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, there are now 144 reported deaths where COVID-19 has been diagnosed in the patient. The trust has not reported any coronavirus deaths since May 3.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust last reported a coronavirus death on May 6. The death toll is now 88, including six reported last week.

The Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has recorded 25 deaths from coronavirus patients.

The trust, which operates minor injury units in Kent and eight hospitals, including the Queen Victoria in Folkestone and Faversham Hospital, reported two deaths last week.

The Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership provides secondary mental health services to people in Kent and Medway, both in the community and in hospitals.

He has recorded one death since the start of the epidemic on April 6.

Take a look at the number of deaths in each of the NHS Kent Trusts below.

Number of deaths in Kent hospitals by trust

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust – 161

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust – 217

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust – 1

Kent and Community Health NHS Foundation Trust – 25

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust – 88

NHS Medway Foundation Trust – 144

NHS figures do not include deaths outside hospitals, such as in nursing homes, hospices, in the patient’s home or elsewhere.

According to the latest figures from the National Statistics Office, at least 218 other deaths from coronavirus have occurred outside hospitals in Kent.

This means that at least 854 people have lost their lives due to the virus since the start of the crisis.

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And that figure is likely to be much higher, as the ONS data (released last week) only includes deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate until April 24.

The already gloomy figure will unfortunately increase again tomorrow when new data for May 1 is released.


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