Three more coronavirus-related deaths confirmed in Sunderland as UK records highest covid deaths since March
The latest figures show a further three people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Sunderland as 215 new covid cases are confirmed.
The Government confirmed on Tuesday, October 19, that 223 more people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) had died, taking the total number of confirmed reported deaths in the UK to 138,852.
Deaths are recorded as Covid-19 related where a person has died within 28 days of a positive test.
Across the UK on Tuesday, October 19, it was announced that 43,738 more people had tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total UK cases since the start of the pandemic to 8,541,192.
Scroll down for the latest data for Sunderland.
Number of deaths announced on October 19: 3
Deaths within 28 days of a positive test: 868
Deaths with Covid-19 on the death certificate: 939
Cases of coronavirus
215 more cases on October 19
Total number of cases since March 2020: 44,301
Weekly case rate
Weekly case rate: 396.6 per 100,000 people
Total number of cases recorded in seven days up to October 14: 1102
Data for the most recent five days has been excluded as it is incomplete and may not reflect the true number of cases.
Currently in hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland trust: 64
Currently on ventilation: 6
Total admissions: 4,537
Based on the latest available information.
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