NHS reveals seven Covid-19 deaths in one day at Northampton General Hospital

Official toll now stands at 45 at county's two hospitals with 473 known cases

NHS officials have revealed seven people died of Covid-19 in one day at Northampton General Hospital.

Four more deaths at the hospital were confirmed yesterday, taking the total to 45 countywide as at 5pm on Monday evening.

Updated data from the last ten days now shows seven deaths on Sunday March 29.

Numbers are collated daily at 5pm and made public the following afternoon but do not include all the most recent fatalities.

An NHS spokesman said: “Our figures on patients who died in hospital and tested positive for Covid-19 are updated as more tests are processed.

"Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure. This means that the totals reported at 5pm on each day may not include all deaths from that day or recent prior days.”

Three of the latest four fatalities at Northampton General Hospital were recorded on April 4. The most recent recorded death at the hospital which has been made public was on April 5 taking the total there to 25.

Northampton General Hospital staff saw seven people die in one day after testing positive for Covid-19

Another 20 have died at Kettering General Hospital. The most recent made public was on April 4.

NHS figures do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes, so experts say the true figure of Covid-19 victims is considerably higher.

The number of known coronavirus cases in Northamptonshire rose by 45 to 473 as at 9am yesterday (Tuesday April 7).

Across the UK, another 786 patients have died after contracting the novel coronavirus — bringing the total to 6,159. And there were 55,242 cases nationwide, a rise of 3,634 in the previous 24 hours.

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