A further 44 people have died in Greater Manchester’s hospitals after contracting coronavirus.
Stepping Hill Hospital recorded a sharp rise in its latest figures, with 29 more COVID-19 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
The total number of coronavirus deaths in our region’s hospitals now stands at 1,483.
Hundreds more have died at care homes and in their own homes across the region, meaning the overall number of lives lost is likely to be much higher.
Stepping Hill, ran by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, recorded the biggest increase compared to other trusts in Greater Manchester since yesterday. A total of 140 patients have died from the virus.
Six more lives were lost at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; three at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust; two at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust; two at the Royal Bolton Hospital; one at Salford Royal and one at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths at Greater Manchester hospital trusts as of May 7:
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust – 187
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – 9
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – 305
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust – 373
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust – 4
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust – 154
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust – 140
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – 119
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust – 10
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust – 184
Some of the larger trusts run several hospitals in Greater Manchester.
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust oversees the Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Wythenshawe Hospital and Trafford General, while Pennine Acute is in charge of North Manchester General Hospital, Fairfield Hospital, the Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary.
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