Ten more Covid-19 victims at Northampton General Hospital takes to county toll to 127

Frontline NHS staff see 38 die in seven days as they battle to beat the virus

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 2:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 3:00 pm

Ten more people have been added to the grim list of Covid-19 victims at Northampton General Hospital.

Today's NHS announcement took the sad total to 127 deaths at Northamptonshire's two acute hospitals.

These latest figures are for fatalities recorded between April 8 and April 13, all having tested positive for coronavirus. Delays in reporting over Easter have means they have only just been added to the official numbers.

Northampton General Hospital staff have seen 73 victims die of Covid-19

Frontline staff at the Northampton hospital have now seen 73 die according to data up to 5pm yesterday (April 14).

Of those, 38 people died in one week up to Easter Monday and 19 over the four-day holiday weekend — although officials admit those figures may change as more information is processed.

Four more more deaths were reported at Kettering General Hospital, taking the total there to 54.

Public Health England also revealed the UK's reported death toll in hospitals has climbed to 12,868, a rise of 761 in the previous 24 hours.

And a total of 98,476 people have tested positive nationwide as at 9am today.

But data from the Office for National Statistics has indicated the UK's true Covid-19 death toll is much higher than hospital figures suggest.

Their latest update on Tuesday revealed that 10 per cent of coronavirus-related fatalities in England and Wales during the week ending 3 April did not happen in hospital, with more than half of those in care homes.

In Northamptonshire, four residents of a Stanwick Nursing Home died after a coronovarius outbreak.