Latest health data shows four more Mansfield hospital patients have died from Covid-19

A total of four more patients have died from Covid-19 within Mansfield hospitals, according to the latest health data from NHS England.

Friday, 29th January 2021, 8:00 pm
Updated Friday, 29th January 2021, 8:04 pm

The most recent daily statistics released this afternoon (January 29) reveal that Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have recorded a further four deaths of patients who passed away after testing positive for coronavirus.

Overall, there have been 437 Covid-19 related fatalities at the trust which runs Mansfield Community Hospital, Newark Hospital and King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton.

Figures published by NHS England show 744 hospital deaths were recorded across the country in the 24 hours to 4pm on Thursday, January 28.

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There have been four more patient deaths from the virus within Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

This bring’s the country’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 deaths in hospitals across England up to 70,545.

The most recently recorded deaths took place between December 4, 2020 and January 28, 2021 – which accounts for the time taken for positive results to be received and the potential delay between a fatality occurring and the death being recorded.

NHS England said the age of patients who lost their lives to coronavirus were aged between between 20 to 30-years-old and 80 and over.

Most people who died from the virus while being treated in hospitals were 60-years-old or older.

The latest data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.

A further 45 patients in England also died from coronavirus, despite having no positive test result but the virus was documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

Across all settings in Mansfield, there have been 209 virus related fatalities – where patients lost their lives within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to Friday, January 29.

Overall the total number of coronavirus deaths across all settings in Mansfield equates to 191.2 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, with the highest daily total being seven deaths on January 12, 20, 22 and 24 according to Government data.

Data from the Office for National Statistics also shows there have been a total of 182 deaths recorded in Mansfield where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes, up to January 15.

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