COVID-19: One month since last death at Dorset County Hospital

COVID-19: One month since last death at Dorset County Hospital

Published by George Sharpe at 4:24pm 22nd May 2020.

It's been a month since the last person who tested positive for COVID-19 died at DCH.

There have been a total of 23 deaths at the hospital.

One more coronavirus patient death was announced yesterday by Dorset HealthCare University Trust, bringing the total there up to 14.

There have been no deaths at Poole Hospital or Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals in over a week.

As many as 195 coronavirus patients are thought to have died in Dorset's care homes.

National deaths

NHS England announced a further 121 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in English hospitals, bringing the total up to 25,387.

Patients were aged between 41 and 98 years old.  Three of the 121 patients (aged between 50 and 91) had no known underlying health condition.