Jump in number of coronavirus cases in York – as it’s revealed three more local patients have died

York Hospital from the air. Photograph © Google Street View
5 Apr 2020 @ 5.04 pm
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Three more patients being treated for coronavirus in the York NHS Trust have died.

Figures released by NHS England today confirmed that the three patients died on Saturday (4 April).

That takes the total of such deaths at the York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to 20.

Both York and Scarborough Hospitals are treating patients with Covid 19. Of the deaths reported before today, 12 people died at York and five in Scarborough.

Nationally, a further 555 patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 had died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in English hospitals to 4,494.

The patients were aged between 33 years and 103 years old. Only 29 had no known underlying health condition.

More cases in the city

Photograph: NPS Public Health

A total of 71 confirmed cases of coronavirus have now been recorded in York.

The new figure released today (Sunday, 5 April) is up from the previous total of 57 – a 24% increase.

There’s been another rise in cases in North Yorkshire too, up from 218 to 243 today.

Here are some of the key figures (yesterday’s numbers in brackets):

  • Total UK cases: 47,806 (41,903)
  • Daily confirmed UK cases: 5,914 (3,735)
  • Total UK deaths: 4,934 (4,313)
  • Confirmed cases in York: 71 (57)
  • Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 243 (193)
  • Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 88 (78)