Dozens of new Peterborough coronavirus positive tests recorded

Sixty new positive coronavirus tests have been recorded in Peterborough in the past day, government figures reveal.

Across the whole of last week there were just 12 recorded - but in the latest figures from Public Health England released today, a further 60 have been recorded, taking the total in Peterborough to 499.

There have now been 140 deaths related to coronavirus at Peterborough City Hospital.

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Caroline Walker, Chief Executive, for North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I can confirm that sadly, 234 patients being cared for in our Trust have passed away since we began reporting Covid-19-related deaths. There have been 94 at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and 140 at Peterborough City Hospital. All patients were aged 30 to 98 years old and had pre-existing health conditions. They had all tested positive for Covid-19.

“In the same period we have also successfully discharged 465 patients from our hospitals who were treated for Covid-19 and who are now recovering.

“Our thoughts and condolences remain with the patient’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”