Three more coronavirus deaths at York Hospital NHS Trust

An ambulance pulls in to York Hospital. Photograph: YorkMix

Three more patients who tested positive for coronavirus have died at York Hospital NHS Trust.

It has not yet been confirmed which hospitals they died at.

Two more people suffering from coronavirus have also died at Harrogate District NHS Trust.

The deaths, reported this afternoon (Wednesday, 1 April) by NHS England, happened between 5pm on Monday and 5pm yesterday (Tuesday).

At the York trust, one of the patients died on March 27, one on March 30 and one yesterday.

A spokesperson for NHS England said there are delays in the reporting of some deaths while staff wait for the test results to be confirmed – which is why the patients were not included in yesterday’s figures.

At the Harrogate Trust, one patient died on March 29 and another yesterday.

NHS England said that a further 486 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus had died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 2,137.

A spokesperson said: “Patients were aged between 13 and 99 years old.  20 of the 486 patients (aged between 13 and 93 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

“Their families have been informed.”