Coronavirus deaths in the Anglia region up by more than 100 to 1,270

There has been another sharp rise in the number patients dying with coronavirus in hospitals in the Anglia region over the Easter weekend.

It also feared the total numbers could be much higher once deaths at home and in residential care homes are included.

According to figures released by NHS England, hospitals in the Anglia region announced a further 106 deaths on Tuesday taking the total number of patient deaths to 1,270.

Southend Hospital in Essex reported a further 18 deaths which occurred between the 7th and 12th April. The nearby Basildon Hospital has had the largest number of patients dying with coronavirus of any medical unit in the region with 131 and ten further deaths announced on Tuesday.

Across England, a further 744 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 11,005.

NHS England said the patients were aged between 34 and 102 years old and 58 of them had no known underlying health condition.

The weekly death rate in the six weeks to 3 April has risen significantly in the final week due to coronavirus deaths. Credit: Data from the Office of National Statistics

There is concern that the daily figures released by NHS England do not reflect the number of deaths outside hospitals, for instance, in residential care homes.

A separate set of data published by the Office of National Statistics shows England and Wales had its highest weekly death rate since records started in 2005 with 16,387 people dying in the seven days to 3 April.

It was an increase of 5,246 deaths compared with the previous weekand 6,082 more than the five-year average.

In the East of England, there were 1,717 deaths during the week ending 3 April with 337 of those attributed to Covid-19.

The ONS data gives the first significant indications of how many people are dying with coronavirus outside of hospitals and the death rate could be more than 10% higher that the daily death toll figures release by NHS England.

In the week ending 3 April, of the 4,122 deaths in England and Wales where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate, 90% of then occurred in hospital. There were 217 coronavirus deaths in care homes, 136 deaths at home and 33 in hospice.

The data is more than ten days old because of the time it takes for deaths to be officially registered and logged.

New data suggest the coronavirus death toll may be 10% higher once deaths in care home are included in the totals. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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Total number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 at hospitals in the Anglia region

Figures from NHS England to 5pm on Monday 13 April 2020 released on Tuesday

  • 131 - Basildon Hospital (up 10 since yesterday)

  • 121 - East Suffolk & North Essex (up 16) with 63 at Colchester hospital and 58 at Ipswich Hospital

  • 118 - Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow (up 1)

  • 108 - West Herts including Watford General (up 9)

  • 97 - Southend Hospital (up 18)

  • 79 - Mid Essex, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford (unchanged)

  • 74 - Luton & Dunstable Hospital (up 11)

  • 72 - East & North Herts including the Lister Hospital, Stevenage (up 7)

  • 63 - Northampton General Hospital (up 9)

  • 53 - Milton Keynes Hospital (up 3)

  • 52 - Bedford Hospital (up 2)

  • 50 - Kettering General Hospital (up 2)

  • 48 - NW Anglia, Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke (up 2)

  • 47 - Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (up 5)

  • 41 - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn (up 1)

  • 38 - James Paget Hospital, Gorleston (up 3)

  • 32 - Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)

  • 16 - West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds (up 1)

  • 8 - Essex Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 6 - Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge (up 1)

  • 5 - Fryatt Hospital, Harwich (up 2)

  • 3 - Norfolk Community Health (up 2)

  • 2 - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 2 - Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 1 - Beccles Hospital (unchanged)

  • 1 - Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Trust (unchanged)

  • 1 - Clacton Hospital (unchanged)

  • 1 - Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust (unchanged)

Of the 1,270 deaths of patients with coronavirus in the Anglia region, 502 have occurred in hospitals in Essex. Credit: Data from Public Health England

The rise in confirmed coronavirus in the Anglia region has remained at just 6% per day for three consecutive days with an additional 424 cases reported on Tuesday by Public Health England.

There have been 7,140 positive tests for Covid-19 in the region.

Essex is still reporting the most cases in the East of England with a further 90 cases reported on Tuesday taking the county total to 1,977.

The largest percentage rise in the number of cases in the Anglia region was in Bedfordshire where it went up 12% from 798 to 895 between Monday and Tuesday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region at 9am on Monday was up 424 to 7,140. Credit: Data from Public Health England

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Anglia region by 9am on Tuesday 14 April 2020

Data from Public Health England

  • Bedfordshire - 895 cases (up 97 since yesterday)

  • Cambridgeshire - 502 cases (up 27)

  • Essex - 1,977 cases (up 90)

  • Hertfordshire - 1,523 cases (up 82)

  • Milton Keynes - 292 cases (up 6)

  • Norfolk - 699 cases (up 52)

  • Northamptonshire - 748 cases (up 33)

  • Rutland - 11 cases (up 2)

  • Suffolk - 493 cases (up 35)

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