Four more coronavirus deaths confirmed at KGH as hospital suffers deadliest day since April

Last week saw the highest death toll in a single day since April

By Phoebe Radford
Friday, 29th May 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 29th May 2020, 6:02 pm

Four more deaths related to coronavirus have been confirmed at KGH today (Friday, May 19) by NHS England.

Sadly 173 people have now died with Covid-19 at the hospital, according to NHS figures.

The figures also reveal that last Friday the hospital saw the highest number of deaths in a single day since April 20.

Four more deaths have been confirmed at KGH today

Seven people died on April 20 and six people died on Friday, May 22. Five people died the previous day on Thursday, May 21.

The Rothwell Road hospital confirmed five deaths yesterday (Thursday), more than any London hospital and ten deaths were confirmed over last weekend.It suggests the local coronavirus situation remains serious and not following national trends of decline. The news comes as KGH's medical director told a meeting of the hospital's board that the number of patients admitted for coronavirus remains "steady".Yesterday, the Northants Telegraph revealed that Kettering had seen the 13th sharpest increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in England over the last two weeks, making it an emerging hotspot for the virus.The government has announced plans to introduce 'local lockdowns' in areas where transmission remains high as an alternative to the current situation, which affects the whole of England.

As of yesterday (Thursday) there were 235 confirmed cases in Kettering, the most in north Northamptonshire. There were 190 in East Northants, 158 in Wellingborough and 123 in Corby.

The situation remains serious across the county, with 10 coronavirus related deaths confirmed at NGH today, the second highest figure in England.

The total number of deaths related to Covid-19 is still rising at NGH and KGH with no significant slow-down

It is the biggest jump in a single day since April.Graphs showing the total number of deaths at both NGH and KGH show there has been no significant plateau in the growing numbers of deaths at both hospitals.

At today's KGH board meeting, medical director Professor Andrew Chilton said: "The message I'd like to emphasise is that people need to be alert. People need to socially-distance, people need to take appropriate healthcare intervention measures and wash their hands."

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