Daily update of coronavirus fatalities in East London Hospitals

Eleven new coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed by east London hospitals today.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which manages King George Hospital in Ilford and Queen’s Hospital in Romford, onfirmed seven deaths.

Barts Health NHS Trust, which manages Whipps Cross in Leytonstone and four other hospitals, confirmed four.

There have been almost 1,000 fatalities in east London hospitals since the start of the pandemic in March.

Yesterday (May 13), Public Health England reported there were 428 deaths reported, compared to more than 600 the day before.

On the same day, more than 3,400 new coronavirus cases were confirmed by lab test results.

It is thought that one in every 400 people in the UK may have the virus.

A test that shows whether people have already had the virus has now been approved by Public Health England.

The test, by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, is the first to have been deemed reliable enough.

The Gvernment previously spent a reported £16 million buying antibody tests which later proved ineffective.


Victoria Munro

Local Democracy Reporter