Covid-19 death toll rises again across Derbyshire

Four more deaths linked to coronavirus have been recorded across Derbyshire in the past 24 hours, according to NHS England data released today (October 30).

In the same time period, another 606 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded.

Nationwide, the death toll now stands at 46,229 and 989,745 people have tested positive for Covid-19.

This represents an increase of 274 and 24,405 respectively.

In Derby, the has been an increase of 174 positive tests – the largest rise in the region.

There were also increases of 80 in South Derbyshire and North East Derbyshire and Bolsover both recorded more than 60 cases.

Four fatalities were recorded at Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust – believed to be on October 28.

Here is the breakdown for each local authority area across Derbyshire:

  • Derby   – 4,025 (increase of 174)
  • Derbyshire Dales – 709 (increase of 8)
  • South Derbyshire – 1,471 (increase of 80)
  • North East Derbyshire – 1,821 (increase of 61)
  • Chesterfield   – 1,442 (increase of 76)
  • Bolsover   – 1,221 (increase of 60)
  • Amber Valley – 1,598 (increase of 55)
  • Erewash – 1,703 (increase of 47)
  • High Peak – 1,499 (increase of 45)

Locally, the number of Covid-related deaths since the start of the pandemic is as follows:

  • Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust   – 582   (four new deaths)
  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital – 141   (no change)
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services – 19   (no change)
  • Derbyshire Healthcare – 2   (no change)

There are currently 173 patients with coronavirus in the Royal Derby and Burton hospitals – with 12 of them in intensive care units.

Sadly, 17 patients have died in the past five days, according to the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB), which runs the two hospitals.

UHDB chief executive Gavin Boyle said: “We have seen a significant increase in patients with Covid-19 at our hospitals and within our communities, which has also meant a greater proportion of patients being treated for the virus in our intensive care units.

“We as a trust, and the wider NHS, have prepared well and we have learned a lot. We have well established contingency plans in place regarding increasing prevalence of Covid-19 both in our hospitals and in the communities we serve, and we will continue to keep patients informed.

“We have been able to maintain our level of planned services, but this remains under constant review.”

Courtesy of Derbyshire Live – Derby News