Twenty new coronavirus deaths announced within Morecambe Bay health trust

Twenty people who tested positive for Covid-19 died at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust over the weekend.

Monday, 13th April 2020, 11:06 am
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 11:12 am
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

The way deaths are announced nationally has now changed, and as a result 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.

Seven new deaths were recorded on Friday April 10, five were recorded on Saturday April 11 and eight were recorded on Sunday April 12, bringing the total across the trust to 96.

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As of last Friday - the most recent date that individual hospital data was available - 18 people were known to have died at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary who have tested positive for Covid-19.

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