A person has died from coronavirus at North Devon District Hospital

Henrietta Strickland
May 29, 2020

A patient has died from coronavirus at North Devon District Hospital, it has been announced.

Overall across the United Kingdom there were 185 deaths from coronavirus in hospitals, bringing the total number of deaths in hospitals to 26,234.

It releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

Over the past week, the average daily death toll reported by the NHS in the region has been 28 a day.

It confirmed that one patient died at each of the respective hospitals.

The trust runs Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals.

There was also one death at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, based in Northfield, Birmingham taking the total to 14.

Two of the deaths were reported at by ESNEFT which manages Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals.

Wednesday's figure put the UK-wide number of deaths at 37,460 although analysis of NHS and ONS figures puts the true figure at more than 45,000.

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