Number of coronavirus deaths in Bristol’s hospitals reaches 40

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The number of people who have died with coronavirus at hospitals in the Bristol area has risen to 40 – with 10 deaths reported at one hospital trust across three days.

North Bristol NHS Trust, which runs Southmead Hospital, reported the 10 deaths for Wednesday to Friday (April 1 to 3), according to latest figures from NHS England.

It takes the total number of people who have died with coronavirus at the trust to 23.

The number of deaths at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust, which runs Bristol Royal Infirmary, has remained at 15 since March 31.

The situation is the same at Weston General Hospital, where there have been two in total.

Nationally, 4,934 people have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, according to the Department of Health.

The latest figures comes as the number of coronavirus cases in Bristol rose by one in 24 hours to 167.

South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset haven’t seen any new cases confirmed in the latest figures.

On Friday, we reported that North Bristol NHS Trust went from zero to 13 deaths in the space of one day – leading to the chief operating officer apologising for an error in the way the numbers were processed to the Department of Health.

The 13 deaths actually took place over the past two weeks, but had not been included in the official released figures.

This afternoon it emerged that the owner of Longleat Safari Park, Lord Bath, died on Saturday, April 4 at the Royal United Hospital in Bath after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus.

Last month, Nailsea man Nick Matthews died with coronavirus at the BRI.

The RUH in Bath is taking in many patients from North East Somerset, including Keynsham.

The figures on death tolls only include those who had a positive coronavirus test, and those who died in hospital – and the real figure is likely to be higher, as explained here.

Authorities in Bristol have been doing their best to stop the spread.

Police have been patrolling parks and the city council has urged people to keep their social distances in parks.

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