Another 137 Covid-19 cases confirmed in Sunderland but no new virus-related deaths

A further 137 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Sunderland but no new deaths relating to the illness.

Sunday, 5th December 2021, 5:06 pm
Sunderland Royal Hospital is part of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Trust.

The Government confirmed on Sunday, December 5, that 54 more people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) had died, taking the total number of confirmed reported deaths in the UK to 145,605.

Deaths are recorded as Covid-19 related where a person has died within 28 days of a positive test.

Across the UK on Sunday, December 5, it was announced that 43,992 more people had tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total UK cases since the start of the pandemic to 10,464,389.

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Covid-related deaths

Number of deaths announced on December 5: 0

Deaths within 28 days of a positive test: 898

COVID-19 mobile testing at Silksworth Wellness Centre

Deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate: 975

Cases of coronavirus

137 more cases on December 5

Total number of cases since March 2020: 51,424

Weekly case rate

Weekly case rate: 356 per 100,000 people

Total number of cases recorded in seven days up to November 30: 989

Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and may not reflect the true number of cases.

Hospital admissions

Currently in hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland trust: 85

Currently on ventilation: 10

Total admissions: 4,940

Based on the latest available information.

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