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Coronavirus: Peterborough's latest figures

Office for National Statistics figures released today for Peterborough show that 19% of all deaths from June 6-12 were related to Covid-19,
Peterborough city hospital
Peterborough City Hospital. Photo: John Baker

The data, taken from local authority figures, showed that there were six Covid-19 deaths in total that week from an overall total of 31 in the city. 

Of the seven deaths at care homes in Peterborough in the week of June 6-12, four were people with Covid-19. The other two deaths occurred in hospital.

The figure of 19% is almost double the overall average of 10% for all deaths registered until June 12 - 93 Covid19 deaths from 908 total deaths, of all causes.

The number of deaths of people being treated in our hospitals is heading towards 250, although nearly double the official number have recovered and have now been discharged.

In the latest update Caroline Walker, Chief Executive for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I can confirm that sadly, 241 patients being cared for in our Trust have passed away since we began reporting Covid-19-related deaths.

"There have been 96 at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and 145 at Peterborough City Hospital. All patients were aged 30 to 98 years old and had pre-existing health conditions. They had all tested positive for Covid-19.

“In the same period we have also successfully discharged 469 patients from our hospitals who were treated for Covid-19 and who are now recovering."

ONS weekly figures out today show there were 48,866 deaths which involved coronavirus up to June 12 (registered up to June 20) in England & Wales compared to the government's daily figures of 38,681 at the same stage.

Overall, the number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending June 12 was 9,976; this is 733 lower than last week and 5.9pc (559 deaths) higher than the five-year average. 

Of the deaths registered in Week 24, 1,114 mentioned COVID-19, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last nine weeks, accounting for 11.2% of all deaths.

Of deaths in England and Wales involving COVID-19 registered up to Week 24, 63.6% occurred in hospital, with the remainder mainly occurring in care homes (29.7%), private homes (4.5%) and hospices (1.4%).

In week 24, the proportion of deaths occurring in care homes decreased to 21.4% while deaths involving COVID-19 as a percentage of all deaths in care homes decreased to 17.3%

In week 24, the number of deaths in care homes (from all causes) was 199 higher than the five-year average, while in hospitals the number of deaths was 503 fewer than the five-year average. The total number of excess deaths involving COVID-19 continued to decrease.

Of all deaths involving COVID-19 registered up to week 23, 63.7% occurred in hospital with the remainder mainly occurring in care homes (29.6%), private homes (4.5%) and hospices (1.4%)