Hospital Covid-19 deaths pass 800 as highest weekly increase ever is announced

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Almost 850 Covid-19 patients have died at Leicester’s hospitals since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest figures released today.

Some 56 new fatalities were added to University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust’s (UHL) toll this afternoon, bringing the number of people who have died at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital or Glenfield Hospital since the start of the crisis to 849.

It is the highest increase announced since the trust moved to weekly reporting after the first peak.

Covid positive patient numbers have since risen above those seen back in April and deaths have followed suit.

The patients who died today were aged between their 40s and 90s.

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