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Latest official data shows surge in Covid-19 deaths in Nottinghamshire care homes Featured

Latest official data shows surge in Covid-19 deaths in Nottinghamshire care homes Latest official data shows surge in Covid-19 deaths in Nottinghamshire care homes

One in 10 deaths in care homes this year are related to Coronavirus

The stark reality of how coronavirus is affecting Nottinghamshire's care homes is becoming clearer as latest figures revealed a surge in deaths outside hospitals.

The Office for National Statistics is releasing figures every Tuesday which show both the impact on social care and hospital trusts.

 

According to the latest data, for the year up to the week ending April 24, a total of 148 deaths outside of hospitals were registered in Nottinghamshire where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

And the ONS data shows 128 of these deaths were reported in care homes in the county.

The other 20 deaths took place outside of hospital but in other settings including at home and hospices.

There have been a reported 300 deaths registered in Nottinghamshire's hospitals where coronavirus is mentioned, according to the data.

 

The Nottingham City region had the highest number of reported coronavirus deaths across all settings.

There have been 36 deaths involving Covid-19 outside of hospital, with 30 of these in care homes. There were a further 77 coronavirus deaths of residents living within the Nottingham City area reported in hospitals.

Deaths in Nottinghamshire mentioning Covid-19 registered by April 24

  • Nottingham - Hospital 77, Outside Hospital 36, Care home 30
  • Ashfield - Hospital 41, Outside Hospital 24, Care home 20
  • Bassetlaw - Hospital 16, Outside Hospital 13, Care home 13
  • Broxtowe - Hospital 40, Outside Hospital 6, Care home 6
  • Gedling - Hospital 38, Outside Hospital 24, Care home 22
  • Mansfield - Hospital 35, Outside Hospital 10, Care home 4
  • Newark and Sherwood - Hospital 29, Outside Hospital 18, Care home 17
  • Rushcliffe - Hospital 24, Outside Hospital 17, Care home 16

The comparison of all deaths with coronavirus deaths here in 2020

Just over nine percent (9.3%) of all reported deaths in Nottinghamshire have included coronavirus on the death certificate since the start of the year.

And of all deaths reported in the county's care homes, just over 10 percent (10.1%) have involved coronavirus on the death certificate.

It is important to note Nottingham did not report its first confirmed case of coronavirus until March 6.

And the first confirmed coronavirus death in a Nottingham hospital was on March 13.

 

This means the data for the year so far includes two and a half months of numbers where no deaths of coronavirus were reported. Since the start of the year, up to April 24, there have been 2,519 reported deaths from all causes outside of a hospital in Nottinghamshire - with 1,261 of these in a care home.

In Nottinghamshire's hospitals there have been 2,280 confirmed deaths from all causes including those where Covid-19 is mentioned.

Across the UK, the total number of Covid-19 associated UK deaths is 28,734, the Government has confirmed as of Monday May 4.

These are deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or a NHS laboratory.

source: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/latest-official-data-shows-surge-4105944

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19 September 2020