Coronavirus in Slough: 29 new deaths at Frimley Health Trust

More than two dozen new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Frimley Health Trust in the latest 24-hour period, the latest official figures show.

NHS England figures show 1,079 people had died in hospital at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (February 2).

That was an increase of 29 compared to Monday, when there were 1,050.

Slough Observer:

It means there have been 118 deaths in the past week, down from 123 the previous week.

The victims were among 9,829 deaths recorded across the South East.

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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.

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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.

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