Number of deaths from Covid-19 within Morecambe Bay hospitals passes 450

More than 450 people have now died from coronavirus within Morecambe Bay hospitals.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 10:46 am
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:33 pm
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Seven people died from Covid-19 over the weekend, and seven on Monday alone, bringing the total number recorded at hospitals run by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT) to 463.

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 January 19, there were 167 patients in UHMBT hospitals being treated for Covid-19, 21 of which were on ventilators.

Since the start of the pandemic, as of Sunday January 17, UHMBT has treated 1,408 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 Sunday January 24 is 205.

The total number of deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned as a cause on the death certificate, registered up to Friday January 8, is 179.

The total number of people with a positive Covid-19 virus test (either lab-reported or lateral flow device) reported up to Tuesday January 19 in the Lancaster region is 7,173.