Latest NHS England figures show eight more patients died from Covid-19 within Mansfield hospitals

A total of eight more people have lost their lives to coronavirus while being treated by hospitals in and around Mansfield, according to the most recent NHS England data out today (January 25).

Monday, 25th January 2021, 5:24 pm

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have recorded a further eight deaths from patients who had tested positive for Covid-19, the latest daily statistics have shown.

The Trust, which runs Newark Hospital, King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton and Mansfield Community Hospital, now has a Covid-19 death toll of 418 since the pandemic first hit last year.

Figures released by NHS England show 609 deaths were recorded in the 24 hours to 4pm on Sunday, January 24, including eight in Mansfield.

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King's Mill Hospital in Sutton.

The deaths took place between December 17 and January 24, with the time taken for positive results to be received among the potential factors in a delay between a death happening and being recorded.

NHS England said the patients were aged between 30 and 101 years old and all except 14 people, aged between 41 and 96 years old, had known underlying health conditions.

The 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.

Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

The figures for the latest reporting period show there were 28 such deaths in England.

According to Government data, a total of 194 patients across all settings in Mansfield have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to Monday, January 25.

This equates to 177.5 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, with the highest daily total being seven deaths which happened on three separate days – January 12, 20 and 22, of this year.

Separate Office for National Statistics data shows there have been a total of 159 deaths recorded in Mansfield where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

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