Two new coronavirus deaths at Royal Berkshire Trust

TWO new coronavirus deaths have been recorded at Royal Berkshire Trust in the latest 48-hour period, official figures show.

NHS England figures show 195 people had died in hospital at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Wednesday (September 30).

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That was an increase of two compared to Tuesday, when there were 193.

It means there have been five deaths in the past week.

NHS England figures revealed 193 people had died in hospital at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as of 5pm on Tuesday (September 29).

The victims were among 3,606 deaths recorded across the South East.

Of 25 trusts within the region, Royal Berkshire trust has the seventh-highest death toll.

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Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

This means some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

NHS England guidance states: “Confirmation of Covid-19 diagnosis, death notification and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure.”

Only deaths that occur in hospitals where the patient has tested positive for Covid-19 are recorded, with deaths in the community excluded, such as those in care homes.

Breakdown of coronavirus cases in Berkshire:

Bracknell Forest – 515

Reading – 980

Slough – 985

West Berkshire – 616

Windsor and Maidenhead – 683

Wokingham – 749

Reading Chronicle