England NHS Fighting Hard To Save Lives
England NHS updates figures on a daily basis showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in the country, often including previously uncounted deaths that took place some days or even weeks earlier.
Single-day increases since April 6
Single-day coronavirus death tolls since April 6 based on totals reported individually by each UK nation every afternoon.
April 6 – 441
April 7 – 854
April 8 – 936
April 9 – 891
April 10 – 953
April 11 – 917
April 12 – 710
April 13 – 697
April 14 – 744
April 15 – 801
April 16 – 870
April 17 – 825
April 18 – 885
April 19 – 534
April 20 – 463
April 21 – 873 (Northern Ireland has not started reporting)
This is as a result of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19, for post-mortem examinations to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated.
The figures published on Tuesday by NHS England show April 8 currently has the highest total for the most hospital deaths occurring on a single day – 815 – although this subject to change.
Scotland is not spared as they reported 70 new deaths on Monday, April 20th.
Among those, 166 patients are in intensive care with coronavirus or coronavirus symptoms, a decrease of three on Monday, and 1,866 people are in hospital with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, up from 1,809.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the number of people being admitted to intensive care with coronavirus in Scotland is dropping.
While she would “urge caution in interpreting the figures”, she said, the number of people being admitted to hospital appears to be “broadly stable” and the numbers being admitted to intensive care “are at this stage reducing”.
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She said the fact the NHS is not being overwhelmed is down in part to the lockdown restrictions.
Wales’ death toll rises to 609
A further 25 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales bringing the total number of deaths there to 609, health officials said.
There were 304 new cases, taking the total to 7,850.
Dr. Giri Shankar, from Public Health Wales, said: “Based on the new case numbers there is emerging evidence suggesting a leveling-off in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wales, which may be an indication of the effectiveness of lockdown measures.
“However, it is still too early to tell for sure and it is too soon to end the current social distancing rules.”
Coronavirus UK death stats show worst-hit places and areas with most care home fatalities.
Meanwhile, the Office for National Statistics said coronavirus was linked to a third of all deaths in England and Wales in the week up to April 10.
There were 18,516 deaths provisionally registered in the United Kingdom. (England and Wales)
These figures show an improvement in the look of things. The NHS is fighting tooth and nails to see that the impact of the virus reduced.
While a safe, effective vaccine is still more than a year away, researchers are rushing to repurpose existing drugs and non-drug therapies as well as testing promising experimental drugs that were already in clinical trials.
Even moderately effective therapies or combinations could dramatically reduce the crushing demand on hospitals and intensive care units, changing the nature of the risk the new pathogen represents to populations and healthcare systems. New drugs, together with new diagnostics, antibody tests, patient- and contact-tracing technologies, disease surveillance and other early-warning tools, mean the anticipated next ‘wave’ of the global pandemic does not have to be nearly as bad as the first.