Coronavirus: First death at Harrogate Hospital in 3 weeks

  • Coronavirus: First death at Harrogate Hospital in 3 weeks

Coronavirus: First death at Harrogate Hospital in 3 weeks

There has been growth in COVID-19 infection rates in all age groups over the past two weeks including those aged over 70 years, with the current rates highest in older teenagers and young adults.

All figures refer to patients who died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for Covid-19, as of 4pm October 21.

Most deaths from influenza and pneumonia are in older people, who may be more likely to be careful with social distancing, mask-wearing and other measures meant to reduce the risk of Covid-19.

Liverpool The University Hospital NHS Trust, which manages Royal, Entre and Broadgreen Hospitals, said there had been a "huge pressure" on staff - adding that the numbers were still growing.

The trust said "a full ward of people" with Covid werebeing admitted daily.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there were around 35,200 new cases per day between 10 and 16 October, and that 433,300 people in England were infected.

"This is a challenging situation but we are working with our colleagues across Nottinghamshire's Integrated Care System to do the best for our patients".

Last week the city region became the first area of the country to be made subject to Tier 3 restrictions, which include the closure of bars and pubs which are not serving food.

It came as a government minister refused to be drawn on the chances of a "normal Christmas" amid the continued spread of COVID and three-tier local lockdown rules that were imposed last week as a result of this.

The latest figures show the seven-day infection rate in Nottingham is 561.4 per 100,000 people, the fifth highest in England.