Four Covid-19 patients die in Chesterfield

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A further four people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in Chesterfield, with more than 400 fatalities across England.

In Chesterfield, the total number of Covid-related deaths at Chesterfield Royal Hospital has now reached 365, according to data from NHS England.

The deaths were recorded in the 24 hours to 5pm on Monday (February 15).

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Nationally, a further 474 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 79,593, NHS England said on Tuesday.

Four Covid-19 patients die in ChesterfieldFour Covid-19 patients die in Chesterfield
Four Covid-19 patients die in Chesterfield

Patients were aged between 26 and 99. All except 17, aged between 38 and 93, had known underlying health conditions.

The deaths were between April 1 2020 and February 15 2021, with the majority being on or after February 12.

There were 39 other deaths reported with no positive Covid-19 test result.

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The data represents the deaths of hospital patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous 28 days and whose deaths were recorded in the latest reporting period.

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Since April 28 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement also started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no Covid-19 positive test result but it is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death in the death certification process.

The number of Covid-19 patients in hospitals in England has also stood at 17,093 as of 8am on Tuesday February 16, according to the latest figures from NHS England – the lowest number since December 20.

This is down 50% from a peak of 34,336 on January 18.

All regions are continuing to see a week-on-week fall in the number of Covid-19 patients.

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The figures are: London 3,500 patients (down 23% week-on-week); Midlands 3,466 patients (down 22%); north-west England 2,513 patients (down 19%); north-east England/Yorkshire 2,420 patients (down 19%); south-east England 2,342 patients (down 22%); eastern England 1,886 patients (down 27%); and south-west England 966 patients (down 29%).

According to Government data up to February 15, it shows that of the 16,122,272 jabs given in the UK so far, 15,576,107 were first doses – a rise of 275,956 on the previous day.

Some 546,165 were second doses, an increase of 6,535 on figures released the previous day.