COVID fatalities continue to fall in east London hospitals

East London COVID-19 circumstances have returned to their mid-October ranges and the variety of hospital sufferers dying additionally continues to fall.

A complete of 40 coronavirus sufferers died in seven east London hospitals final week, in comparison with greater than 150 within the second full week of January, when the second wave seemed to be at its peak.

Since February 8, the 2 NHS trusts that cowl most of east London have confirmed 168 COVID deaths, together with 47 deaths retroactively confirmed as COVID-related from earlier weeks.

Yesterday, February 21, 22 folks examined constructive in Waltham Forest, 23 in Redbridge and 31 in Havering.

Nevertheless, the variety of sufferers in east London hospital continues to be far greater than earlier than December and will take some weeks to fall.

Barts Well being NHS Belief, which runs Whipps Cross in Leytonstone and 4 different east London hospitals, had 362 COVID sufferers as of February 16, with greater than 100 on ventilators.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge College Hospitals NHS Belief (BHRUT), which runs King George Hospital in Redbridge and Queen’s Hospital in Romford, had 179 sufferers on the identical day and 23 on ventilators.

Figures revealed by the NHS final week present that round 40 per cent of COVID vaccines in east London have gone to Redbridge and Havering residents.

Havering has carried out finest at vaccinating the aged, with its residents over 70 making up nearly a 3rd of these to have acquired a dose throughout east London.

Redbridge, nevertheless, has given out essentially the most first and second doses of the vaccine, wanted to supply correct safety towards the virus.

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