Monday update: For the second day in a row, no new Covid-19 victims at Northamptonshire's hospitals
Total remains 283 deaths at Northampton, 210 at Kettering among patients who tested positive for coronavirus
Monday's NHS bulletin showed no new Covid-19 victims at Northamptonshire's two main hospitals for a second day in a row.
Bulletins issued on Sunday and today (June 22) both indicated no new deaths had been recorded at Northampton General Hospital nor Kettering General when the latest figures were collated at 5pm last night.
Saturday's data included five deaths among patients who had tested positive for coronavirus at Northampton, the latest of which was last Thursday.
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Kettering General's most recent confirmed fatality was last Tuesday.
Figures issued at weekends or just after have come with a warning throughout the Covid-19 crisis, however. Analysts have noted Sunday and Monday announcements tend to be the lowest of the week due to an extra lag in the reporting process in some areas.
No new deaths were also shown in NHS bulletins issued last Sunday and Monday — but the total had risen to 18 by the end of the week as information was updated.
NGH has seen 283 Covid-19 victims since the first deaths in the county on March 16 while 210 have died at Kettering.
Office for National Statistcs data identifed a further 127 deaths related to coronavirus in Northamptonshire's care homes up to June 12, taking the total number of known Covid-19 deaths in the county to 620.
Ten more victims have died in the care of Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust during Covid-19 crisis, according the NHS.
NHFT provides services in the community in Northamptonshire and also in other counties. Since no locations have been confirmed for any of the deaths so they are not counted in the confirmed total for Northamptonshire.
The latest figures for infections in the county rose to 1,667 at 9am yesterday (Sunday) with three new cases confirmed by lab tests in the previous 24 hours.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the final day those with Covid-19 symptoms can book tests at a mobile testing unit in Wellingborough. Tests are strictly by appointment only and must be booked via the Government website.
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