No new Covid-19 fatalities in Mansfield hospitals while 875 more die across the country

Sherwood Forest Hospitals have confirmed there have been no new coronavirus deaths within the trust in the latest reporting period, while a further 875 passed away in hospitals across the country.

Today’s daily statistics confirmed that there has been no further deaths of patients who tested positive for Covid-19 in Mansfield hospitals.

Across the country, figures released by NHS England this afternoon (January 26) show that 875 fatalities were recorded in England hospitals in the 24 hours to 4pm on Monday, January 25 but none were in Mansfield.

The Covid-19 death toll at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which runs King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Community Hospital and Newark Hospital remains at 418, while the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England hospitals has increased to 67,921.

King's Mill Hospital in Sutton.

Deaths ranged from December 17 to January 25, 2021 – taking into account the time taken for positive results to be received and also the potential factors in a delay between a death happening and a death being recorded.

Patients were aged between 33 and 101 years old according to NHS England.

All except 21 people who lost their lives to the virus and were aged 52 to 93 years old had known underlying health conditions.

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

Last year NHS England and NHS Improvement began reporting the number of patient deaths where there has been no positive test result for coronavirus but the virus is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

The latest reporting period reveals that there were 34 such fatalities in England.

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 according to Government data.

The total fatalities in the town equates to 177.5 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, with the highest daily total being seven deaths on January 12, 20 and 22, of this year.

Data from the Office for National Statistics also shows there have been 159 deaths recorded in Mansfield where the death certificate mentioned coronavirus as one of the causes.

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