Coronavirus cases are continuing to rise

Greater Manchester hospitals record one of the highest daily death rates since the peak of the pandemic

It means the region’s hospital death toll now stands at 2,592, according to the latest NHS figures

 

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Another 38 people have died at Greater Manchester’s hospitals after testing positive for coronavirus.

It’s one of the highest deaths rates in a single day since the peak of the pandemic.

It means the region’s hospital death toll now stands at 2,592, according to the latest NHS figures.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust recorded the highest number of deaths, with 12.

 

There were nine deaths each at both Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Meanwhile Stockport NHS Foundation Trust recorded another four deaths, there were a further three at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and one more person died at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

The total number of coronavirus deaths at hospital trusts in Greater Manchester, as of Tuesday, October 27 is:

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – 281
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – 9
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – 522
  • NHS Nightingale Hospital North West – 6
  • Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – 653
  • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust – 6
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – 216
  • Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – 249
  • Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – 314
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust – 15
  • Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust – 321

On Tuesday another 207 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded across England’s hospitals, with Greater Manchester making up 18 percent of that figure.

That brings the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 32,117, NHS England said.

Patients were aged between 36 and 101.

Six people who died had no known underlying health conditions – they were aged between 60 and 93 years old.

The deaths were between September 24 and October 26, with the majority being on or after October 20.

Fourteen other deaths were reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director of Public Health England, warned that the rising death toll from Covid-19 was likely to “continue for some time”.

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She said in a statement: “We continue to see the trend in deaths rising and it is likely this will continue for some time.

“Each day we see more people testing positive and hospital admissions increasing.

“Being seriously ill enough from the infection to need hospital admission can sadly lead to more Covid-related deaths.

“We can help to control this virus. We know that by washing our hands regularly, wearing a face covering and socially distancing we can save lives by slowing the spread of the virus.”