One new coronavirus death announced within Morecambe Bay hospitals trust

One further death from coronavirus was announced today at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 3:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 3:04 pm
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

The way deaths are announced nationally means that only trust-wide figures are being released by NHS England.

The trust includes the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal and Furness General Hospital in Barrow, although WGH is being kept as a non-Covid site.

One death was recorded today, Tuesday May 5, bringing the total across the trust to 151.

There is a delay in reporting the figures which means that each death is not reported by the NHS on the following day.

The statistics include patients who died in hospital - but not other places, such as care homes.

As of Monday morning, 268 people had been discharged from hospital after recovering from Covid-19 within the trust.

Meanwhile, health chiefs across Morecambe Bay are urging people not to put off getting help when they need it.

The message is: “we’re open, let us help you”.