In the past 24 hours, eight people have died in Kent Hospitals after testing positive for Corona Virus.

to me NHS England Update Today (Dec 24) Four people at the Medway NHS Foundation Trust have died after contracting the virus.

Two other people each died at the East Kent Hospitals Trust and the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust in the same period.

The grim numbers come as Kent prepares to see her for Christmas under Level 4 restrictions.

That means home mingling is banned on December 25th, unless you are already part of a support bubble as a vulnerable person.

In the last week of the data (Dec 17-23) 94 people lost their lives after contracting COVID-19.

Of these, 36 deaths were recorded at the East Kent Hospitals Trust and 29 in Medway.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1,784 people have died in Kent Hospitals after testing positive for the virus.

Of these, 726 were at the East Kent Hospitals Trust, which William Harvey operates in Ashford, QEQM at Margate And Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

In the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust 333 deaths were recorded, 462 in the Medway NHS Foundation Trust, 196 in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust and 66 at the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

One death has been recorded in Kent, Medway NHS, and Social Care Partnership Trust.

The death toll in the United Kingdom

The number of deaths from the Corona virus in hospitals in the United Kingdom increased by 467 more cases as a second mutant strain of the virus spread in the country.

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This is another increase last Thursday, with 434 deaths recorded, higher than the daily total of 434 the previous Friday – December 10, which saw 386 – and higher than the 381 deaths announced on Friday, December 3.

The highest toll on Thursday was 891 on April 9 when the UK was at the initial peak of the pandemic, while the lowest was five on August 20.

England saw 350 deaths in the last report, Wales 63, Scotland 43, and Northern Ireland 11.

England recorded 350 new deaths in the most recent 24-hour period, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths reported in hospitals to 47,749, the National Health Service England said this noon.

The youngest to die was 25 – and the oldest was 100.

All but seven, between the ages of 30 and 97, were aware of basic health conditions.

Covid deaths in Kent Hospitals

Here are the full numbers.

It shows the number of deaths reported in each hospital on December 24, with deaths since the start of the pandemic in parentheses.

East Kent Hospital Fund – 2 (726)

Dartford and Griffsham NHS Trust – 0 (333)

NHS Medway Foundation Fund – 4 (462)

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust – 0 (196)

Kent NHS Community Health Fund – 2 (66)

Kent & Midway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust – 0 (1)