Two new Covid-19 cases confirmed in South Tyneside as NHS Trust goes three weeks without a virus-related death – Shields Gazette

Last Updated on July 12, 2020 by

The latest figures released by NHS England on Sunday, July 12 confirmed that no further deaths related to the illness have been recorded at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust for the 21st day in a row.

The total number of deaths at the trust remains at 325.

The last death to be recorded was on Sunday, June 21, with deaths reported by trust only and no breakdown of figures per hospital.

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust runs South Tyneside District Hospital, in South Shields, as well as Sunderland Royal Hospital.

This comes as figures released by Public Health England on Sunday, July 12 show that a further two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in South Tyneside.

The total number of cases in the borough now stands at 947.

In total, 1,424 people who had tested positive for coronavirus have died across the North East’s hospital trusts, with no further deaths announced across the region for the fourth day in a row.

Across the North East, a further 16 cases have been reported, bringing the region’s total to 15,155.

County Durham saw the biggest rise of new cases in the North East with nine people testing positive. South Tyneside and Sunderland saw two further cases each while Newcastle, North Tyneside and Middlesbrough all had one new positive test.

The last death to be recorded at a North East NHS Trust was in County Durham on Wednesday, July 8.

A further 15 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,066.

Patients were aged between 72 and 96 years old. One patient, aged 96 years, had no known underlying health conditions.

According to the figures from NHS England released on Sunday, July 12, the breakdown of the number of deaths of people who tested positive for coronavirus at North East hospitals is as follows:

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 325

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 202

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 140

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 254

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 116

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 252

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Total number of deaths at the trust: 135

Number of deaths announced on July 12: 0

According to the latest figures released by Public Health England on Sunday, July 12, there are now 15,155 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the North East, a rise of 16 since yesterday.

Thursday, July 2 marked the first time that PHE released numbers of lab-confirmed positive cases through testing in all settings.

These daily figures will now combine pillar one testing data (those from a laboratory setting) and pillar two tests (those carried out in the wider community).

Here is a breakdown of cases by local authority area:

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