Number of deaths from Covid-19 continues to rise in Morecambe Bay hospitals

A further 24 people have passed away in Morecambe Bay hospitals in the last week after contracting coronavirus.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 2:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 2:34 pm
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

There have now been a total of 529 deaths from Covid-19 recorded at hospitals run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT).

The deaths are recorded when someone has died after testing positive for coronavirus within the last 28 days at UHMBT hospitals, with the numbers roughly split between the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital in Barrow.

These figures do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes.

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As of Tuesday February 2, there were 205 patients in UHMBT hospitals being treated for Covid-19, 17 of which were on ventilators.

Since the start of the pandemic, as of Sunday January 31, UHMBT has treated 1,626 people for the virus.

Meanwhile, in the Lancaster City Council region itself, the total number of deaths within 28 days of first positive test result for Covid-19 reported up to Tuesday February 9 is 254.

The total number of deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned as a cause on the death certificate, registered up to Friday January 29, is 242.

The total number of people with a positive Covid-19 virus test (either lab-reported or lateral flow device) reported up to Tuesday February 9 in the Lancaster region is 8,479.