Berkshire hospitals record 27 new coronavirus deaths as another 1,610 people die across the UK – Berkshire Live

Another 27 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded at hospitals serving Berkshire, according to NHS England data on Tuesday (January 19).

The latest figures show that 17 deaths have been recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – which also has sites in Surrey – and ten at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

It takes the overall virus death toll in Berkshire to 1,224.

It comes as a further 1,610 people died nationwide – the highest number of UK deaths recorded on a single day since the outbreak began.

New data on cases shows there have been 486 new cases of the virus reported across Berkshire in the last 24 hours – down from the 616 reported in yesterday’s update.

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This is the latest breakdown of confirmed cases for each area of Berkshire since the start of the pandemic:

This is the latest data on the total number of deaths at NHS trusts in and around Berkshire:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust: 830 (increase of 17)
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: 369 (increase of ten)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: 25 (no change)

The new Covid-19 cases nationwide bring the UK’s total to 91,470.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 108,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 33,355 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,466,849.

Public Health England also said a total of 4,266,577 people in the UK have now received the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 204,076 on Monday’s figures.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England, said: “Each death is a tragedy and the number of Covid-19 related deaths within 28 days of a positive test will continue for some time throughout this second wave.

“Whilst there are some early signs that show our sacrifices are working, we must continue to strictly abide by the measures in place.

“By reducing our contacts and staying at home we will see a fall in the number of infections over time.”

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