Covid-19 death toll: Luton, Milton Keynes and Bedford hospital report more than 30 fatalities

Hospitals in our region have revealed 63 more deaths from the coronavirus.

The Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has reported 11 deaths in the ten days from March 21-30 while Luton and Dunstable Hospital recorded 12 in the same period. Nine patients died in Milton Keynes Hospital in a five day period.

Kettering Hospital has reported four deaths, one on the 16th March and three on the 29th March.

Northampton Hospital registered 2 fatalities, both on the 29th.

The regional figures were released as it emerged that across the country a further 561 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 2,698.

Patients were aged between 22 and 100 years old. 44 of the 561 patients (aged between 25 and 100 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

Their families have been informed.

Deaths in the Anglia region were reported as follows. Although the deaths were announced today, they happened on different days, dating back to 16th March.

  • Bedford Hospital 11

  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital 12

  • Milton Keynes Hospital 9

  • Kettering Hospital 4

  • Northampton Hospital 2

  • Cambridge University Hospitals 1

  • East and North Herts NHS Trust: ( inc Lister Hospital, Stevenage) 4

  • Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust: 2

  • James Paget University Hospital 1

  • Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust: 3

  • NW Anglia University Trust (Peterborough and Hinchingbrooke): 1

  • Southend Hospital: 3

  • Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals: 2

  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow: 5

  • The Queen Elizabeth, King's Lynn: 2

  • West Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds 1

But the West Suffolk Hospital also tweeted that five of its patients had recovered and been allowed home.