Six more Covid deaths in Devon’s hospitals confirmed

A further six patients who had tested positive for Covid-19 have died in hospitals around Devon, it has been confirmed.

In its latest update, NHS England reported that the deaths of another 623 people in hospitals around the country were recorded in the 24-hour period up to 4pm yesterday (January 23).

Among these were five at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital and one patient at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (RD&E).

Three of the deaths in Plymouth happened on Friday (January 22) with the other two happening on the previous day, while the patient who died in Exeter lost their coronavirus battle on Thursday.

It takes the total number of Covid-19 deaths at Derriford to 157 since the start of the pandemic.

At RD&E, there have been 217 deaths since the pandemic started and 534 in total across Devon.

A statement from NHS England said: “A further 623 people, who tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 66,437.

“Patients were aged between 32 and 101 years old. All except 34 (aged 37 to 97 years old) had known underlying health conditions.

“Date of death ranges from 17 May 2020 to 23 January 2021 with the majority being on or after 20 January.

“Their families have been informed.”

The number of deaths of patients with Covid-19 by region are as follows:

East of England – 98

London – 112

Midlands – 143

North East & Yorkshire – 40

North West – 61

South East – 122

South West – 47

Total – 623

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