Ten people die with Covid on same day in Shropshire hospitals for first time during pandemic

Ten coronavirus patients died on the same day in Shropshire hospitals for the first time this week, new figures show.

The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Shropshire hospitals as of January 24. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.
The daily number of coronavirus deaths at Shropshire hospitals as of January 24. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

Eight more coronavirus deaths were confirmed in Shropshire on Sunday, taking the hospital death toll in the county to 414.

Figures released by NHS England showed all eight patients died the county's major hospitals in Shrewsbury and Telford.

Six of the patients included in Sunday's figures died on Saturday, one on Friday and one on Thursday.

The cumulative number of coronavirus deaths at Shropshire hospitals as of January 24. By date of death, not date death was announced. Data: NHS England.

The confirmation of one more death on Thursday means that 10 coronavirus patients died in Shropshire hospitals on the same day - the first time so many people have died on the same day since the pandemic began.

The other nine deaths had already been reported - and more could be announced in coming days.

So far 384 people have died with Covid-19 at the Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust, 24 have died at Shropshire Community Health Trust, and six at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital near Oswestry.

There have also been 161 Covid deaths in care homes in the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin boroughs, as well as 160 deaths in all settings in Powys.

Meanwhile the Government confirmed that the total number of deaths for the UK had risen by 610 to 97,939 on Sunday.

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