Five new coronavirus deaths at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust

Five new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 8:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 8:24 am

NHS England figures show 270 people had died in hospital at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Monday (October 12).

That was an increase of five compared to Sunday, when there were 265.

It means there have been 10 deaths in the past week, up from seven the previous week.

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The victims were among 5,296 deaths recorded across the North West, which is the third-worst affected of England's seven NHS regions after London and the midlands.

Of 189 trusts in England, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh trust has the 36th-highest death toll.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: "Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure."

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.