Seven more coronavirus deaths in Derbyshire hospitals as cases soar by 765 in 48 hours

Seven more people with coronavirus have died in Derbyshire, hospitals according to NHS England figures released today (December 26).

Figures covering Christmas Day and Boxing Day show another 765 cases across Derby and Derbyshire in the last 48 hours.

In Derby, there was a rise of 243, bringing the total to 9,743 since the start of the pandemic.

Elsewhere, there have also been increases of 184 in Amber Valley, 73 in Erewash and 72 in South Derbyshire.

Here is the breakdown for each local authority area (figures cover the last 48 hours):

  • Amber Valley – 4,567 (increase of 184)
  • Bolsover – 3,119 (increase of 52)
  • Chesterfield – 3,273 (increase of 42)
  • Derby – 9,743 (increase of 243)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 1,479 (increase of 32)
  • Erewash – 3,492 (increase of 73)
  • High Peak – 2,769 (increase of 27)
  • North East Derbyshire – 3,423 (increase of 40)
  • South Derbyshire – 3,897 (increase of 72)

Five of the latest fatalities were reported at Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, with two at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – 927 (increase of five)
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 204 ( increase of two)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 25 (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2 (no change)
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The Government said a further 210 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 70,405.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 86,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 34,693 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,256,005.

But the figures for deaths and cases are likely to be higher as Scotland is not releasing death data between December 24 and 28, and Northern Ireland is not providing either case or death data over the same period.

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