Two more patients die from Covid-19 within Mansfield hospitals according to latest health statistics

There have been two more confirmed patient coronavirus deaths within Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, according to NHS England figures released this afternoon.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 5:02 pm

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that an additional two people have lost their lives after contracting the virus, based on the latest daily statistics (January 16).

The latest data from NHS England shows a further 631 patients died from Covid-19 in hospitals across the country in the 24 hours to 4pm on January 16 – of which two deaths were in the Sherwood Forest Hospital Trust.

Overall, the trust which operates King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton, Mansfield Community Hospital and Newark Hospital has had a total of 364 fatalities since the pandemic first hit last year.

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King's Mill Hospital in Sutton.

The country’s latest hospital fatalities took place between November 5 and January 16 and a total of three patients that lost their lives were aged between 20 to 39-years-old – while 351 people were aged either 80 and older.

The most recent hospital data shows the number of hospital patients who died after contracting Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose fatalities were documented in the latest reporting period.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have also reported the number of patients that lost their lives where there was no positive coronavirus test result, but the virus is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

There were 36 more people who died without a positive Covid-19 test, but had coronavirus reported as a direct or underlying cause of their death in the most recent reporting period.

Latest data from the Government this afternoon reveals that a total of 159 patients across all healthcare and community settings in Mansfield lost their lives from the virus, within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 up to January 17.

The number of fatalities in Mansfield equates to 145.5 deaths per 100,000 people since the pandemic began, with the highest daily total being 6 deaths on January 12, 2021.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics also shows there have been a total of 143 deaths recorded in Mansfield where the death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes.

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