Three more patients with coronavirus have died in the York NHS Trust, it was confirmed today.
The patients died between Sunday (29 March) and Monday (30 March).
It follows two other deaths within the trust.
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed the deaths of the patients with confirmed Covid-19 but didn’t give any more details.
A spokesperson said: “We will not be issuing any further information about these patients.”
Nationally 381 people were confirmed to have died yesterday of coronavirus in NHS hospitals, bringing the UK death toll to 1,789.
That is the single biggest daily rise in the death toll since the crisis began, and mean the number of recorded victims has doubled in four days.
Number of cases increase
Meanwhile the number of confirmed cases in York has risen today by two, to 32.
In North Yorkshire, the number has rise to 122, from 108 yesterday.
Here are some of the key figures (yesterday’s number in brackets).
- Total UK cases: 25,150 (22,141)
- Daily confirmed UK cases: 3,009 (2,107)
- Total UK deaths: 1,789 (1,408)
- Confirmed cases in York: 32 (30)
- Confirmed cases in North Yorkshire: 122 (108)
- Confirmed cases in East Yorkshire: 38 (35)