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Rise in Bucks coronavirus deaths halves

Five more people passed away in the latest weekly stats, compared to 10 the week before.

Published by Dan Gooding at 10:22am 16th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Rise in Bucks coronavirus deaths halves

We've seen the lowest weekly rise in coronavirus deaths in Buckinghamshire for months.

374 people have now passed away with the virus here, according to figures for deaths up until 5th June.

This continues last week's trend of a slowdown in Covid-19-related deaths, with an increase of 5 compared to the last lot of data.

The previous three weeks had increases of 10, 21 and 22 on the previous numbers.

So far in 2020 in Buckinghamshire:

  • 208 have died in hospital - up by 3 on the last release
  • 150 care home residents have been lost - up by just 1
  • 2 deaths happened in a hospice - no change
  • 11 people passed away at home - an increase of 1 for the first time in a few weeks
  • 3 deaths happened in 'other communal establishments' - no change either

These figures are for deaths up until 5th June but registered up until 12th.

These numbers, particularly hospital deaths, differ to those we get each day, as those are from hospital trust, whilst the ONS are for local authority level.

A change in reporting for Bucks

Where we were getting district-level stats, the ONS have now caught up with the local authority changes.

This means the four lots of data we were getting (Aylesbury Vale, Wycombe, Chiltern & South Bucks) have been combined so we can only see Buckinghamshire as a whole.

Overall in Buckinghamshire this year, 2,742 people have died.

This means 13.6% of deaths registered in 2020 have Covid-19 on the death certificate.

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